California deer face more challenges than ever September 21, 2013 California

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California deer face more challenges than ever September 21, 2013 California, San Francisco Gate, Tom Stienstra
... Deer numbers statewide are down 80 percent, a new invasive louse is causing deer baldness on the Peninsula and in parts of the Sierra foothills, and predation of fawns by mountain lions and bears is taking out a higher percentage of the herds than ever... The once-great deer herds of the Sierra Nevada, which migrated from the Sierra crest to wintering grounds in the foothills each fall, are gone. Heavy traffic on highways, new subdivisions ...

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