California Deer Season 2012: Hunting Forecast August 13, 2012

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California Deer Season 2012: Hunting Forecast August 13, 2012 Outdoor Life

 Across the state, deer numbers are, “static to slowly declining is the best way to describe it,’ said Craig Stowers, deer program manager for California Department of Fish and Game.

Mule deer seem to be faring a little worse than blacktails, but really, for both are just barely holding their own, except for in a few centralized locations Stowers said. California’s deer population, currently estimated at 445,000 deer (mulies and blacktails combined) 

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