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Maine game chief says big deer here, but population down July 31, 2011

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While there are no clear estimates of Maine's deer population at present, Woodcock said the number is believed to be down from its all-time peak by 50 percent. The severity of the decline is reflected in the deer-harvest totals, which dropped from 29,918 in 2006 to 20,063 in 2010....The department has already slashed any-sex deer permits to rebuild the herd by 46 percent to 26,390 for this coming fall....Regaining the numbers will be a long-term project, the commissioner of the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Department said.

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