California Deer Population Decline Blamed on Loss of Habitat May 8, 2012

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California Deer Population Decline Blamed on Loss of Habitat May 8, 2012 American Cowboy Chronicles
... Between 1990 and 2000, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 75,000 acres per year were converted to low-density housing across California. ... "You can't have a good migratory deer population when their wintering ground is covered in residential development for humans," said Craig Stowers, Deer Program manager at Fish and Game. "They're competing for the same resources we need, and they're losing." ... "If deer numbers are poor, they are a real canary in the coal mine, so to speak," said Randy Morrison, California regional director at the Mule Deer Foundation ... 

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