Herd Status, Idaho Deer Season 2013: Hunting Forecast October 4, 2013

Idaho Deer Population, Management News and Information Archive

...A mild winter came at a good time for mule deer herds throughout Idaho. Over the last decade, the population has been on a steady decline ... Like those in other western states, whitetails continue to migrate west in Idaho, often displacing mule deer from their habitat....


daho Herd Status, 2013 hunting season opens October 9, 2013 Messenger Index
...  Storms in the west central mountains during the summer produced good forage that stayed green, especially under the forest canopy, throughout much of the summer... a mild winter in the McCall and Southwest regions produced below average snow. Fawn survival was good over the past two winters, which should result in many young bucks on the hillside this fall. Likewise, elk survived the winter in good condition... 

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