California Deer Population Decline August 23, 2014

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California Deer Population DeclineAugust 23, 2014 SF Gate
... In the Bay Area, most people see deer at parks with meadows, at golf courses and at homes in the foothills ... But statewide, the deer population has dropped from 2 million in the 1960s to about 445,000 ... For 30 years, the state's population growth has converted about 75,000 acres of wildlife habitat per year to housing. Predation from mountain lions is higher than at any time in the past 100 years. The ability of habitat to sustain wildlife in many areas has failed from commercial use...

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