Alabama Deer Forecast for 2016 October 11, 2016

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Alabama Deer Forecast for 2016 October 11, 2016 Game & Fish
... hunters in parts of northern Alabama will see fewer either-sex days this season in an effort to bolster the deer herd in that area ... “Many people who hunt deer in northern Alabama expressed concern about seeing fewer deer last season,” ...

Drought affecting reservoirs, wildlifeNovember 11, 2016 Alabama, Trussvilletribune
... “There are a lot of acorns on the ground, at least in the places I’ve been ... Deer are focusing on the acorns to build fat reserves that they lost when they ate up everything that was available during these dry conditions. “Deer are pretty hardy animals, so they’ll make do. It’s going to start raining again, eventually. They may be less than typical weights this winter...

What's happening to our deer with this drought?November 15, 2016 Alabama, Buckmasters Online
... “I’ve been talking to some old-timers, and they don’t ever remember it being this dry,” ... those hunters and landowners who are especially concerned about the deer herd’s health can take advantage of supplemental feeding ...

Lack of rain affecting deer food plots December 2, 2016 Alabama, Tuscaloosa News
... West Alabama hunters have been criticized for being too dependent on food plots. But until this week, there haven’t been any green fields for deer to graze in... It’s so dry that the volunteer rye grass that everybody has didn’t come up...

Drought impacts deer population, behaviorDecember 3, 2016 Alabama, Daily Mountain Eagle
...  no biologists on the staff Brock works with has seen a drought like this since they’ve been at the department. Due to a lack of comparable data and weather conditions from previous years, they’re currently unsure how a continuing drought will affect deer activity and behavior in the long-term...

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