Declining Deer Population in Big Cyress National Preserve September 11, 2010 Florida

Editorial: Time out.  9/11/2010  Naples Daily News

Confronted by mysteriously and sharply declining members of deer in part of Big Cypress National Preserve popular with hunters, the Florida Fish & Wildlife ... The deer population and systematic head counts have fallen from a peak of about 525 in 2003 to only 4 this spring.

The deer census traditionally has its ups and downs, but not like this.

Initial suspects include high water, disease and predators.

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