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Maine: 2011 Whitetail Forecast October 24, 2011

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Maine: 2011 Whitetail ForecastOctober 24, 2011 Outdoor Channel

... a population decline has happened and is still happening in northern Maine ... This basically amounts to a shrinking of the whitetail range in northern Maine, and "it will be extremely challenging for us to maintain deer at current levels ..."...What really crushed Maine's deer, he said, was the spruce budworm epidemic of 1970s and '80s ... The major challenge over the next five years, as it has been every year, is to conserve and increase the amount of deer wintering habitat, ... folks choosing to cut trees for a profit rather than conserve some stands as winter habitat for deer.

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