Population Estimate, California’s General Deer Season Set to Open September 5, 2012 California, CDFG

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California’s General Deer Season Set to Open September 5, 2012 California, CDFG
     “Although we had a dry year, we have not seen indications of major population declines or increases in any of our zones,” said Deer Program Coordinator Craig Stowers. “This year’s forecast looks normal in terms of deer numbers ... In 2011, 149,600 hunters purchased 175,276 tags across the state... the state’s deer population estimated at 489,000 ...
     DFG also reminds those returning from out of state with harvested deer or elk that California’s maintains strict regulations to prevent the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). The “no skull, no backbone” regulation (California Code of Regulations – Title 14, Section 712) remains in effect to protect California’s deer and elk herds. For more information, please visit:  www.dfg.ca.gov/wildlife/hunting/deer/cwd/

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