Outlook only so-so as deer season opens August 7, 2012 California

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Outlook only so-so as deer season opens August 7, 2012 California, Lake County Record-Bee
... the old story of a continuing loss of habitat and low deer numbers ... Lake County was one of the top buck-producing counties in the state at one time, but for the past 20 years the county's deer population has been in a slow decline... In 1955, the estimated deer kill in Lake County exceeded 2,000 bucks. Compare that to last year when fewer than 300 bucks were taken. All the deer in Lake County are of the blacktail species ... 


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