Drought Strains Deer, Upland Bird Populations November 7 2013, Idaho

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Drought Strains Deer, Upland Bird Populations November 7 2013, Idaho, Twin Falls Times-News
... “Wildlife abundance is driven by weather,” Smith said. While the last two mild winters produced limited mortality and kept the deer population up, the extended dry conditions have compromised the condition of not just lactating does... many harvested yearlings coming through the department’s check stations this fall also appeared to lack adequate body fat... The cascading effect of poor nutrition can in turn affect fawns that have a smaller supply of milk...

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