Brutal winter puts hurt on deer population of Prince William Sound December 4, 2012 Alaska

Alaska Deer Population, Management News and Information Archive

... Sitka black-tailed deer population ... following last winter's record snowfall, biologists say the population fell to an all-time low ... The science of tracking population numbers is more art than science Crowley acknowledges. While there is a long history of deer management in the Sound, it's impossible to really know what the population is. Crowley says he suspects that prior to last winter, the region supported between 20,000-40,000 animals, but now the population may be below 20,000. Methods for gathering data include deer-pellet transects and harvest reports....


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