Rim Fire Impacts Deer Hunting in Stanislaus National Forest September 13, 2013 California

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Rim Fire Impacts Deer Hunting in Stanislaus National ForestSeptember 13, 2013 California, CDFW News
... CDFW considered recommending an emergency closure of the hunt zone for species conservation. The department chose not to because deer are an adaptable species that evolved with wildfire in the Sierra Nevada, that deer for the most part, had the capability to escape the fire, that the majority of the deer population in the area are female (does) and are not hunted anyhow, and that part of the zone remains unaffected and could be hunted. Typically in the Sierra Nevada, deer populations respond favorably to large wildfires because of the abundant growth of new herbaceous and shrub vegetation that deer rely upon. CDFW is cautiously optimistic about deer response to this fire in the coming years, while recognizing other environmental factors may influence herd productivity ...

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