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Wild fires will impact mule deer populations August 19, 2011 Idaho

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Wild fires will impact mule deer populations August 19, 2011 Idaho, KTVB, by Scott Evans 

...the Idaho Department of Fish and Game is preparing for ... what to do with over 5000 mule deer that no longer have a place to go because of wild fires. ...The Bitterbrush and Sagebrush that once covered the range are now burnt to a crisp...."So these deer have no cover, they have no food, and they're going to have to find somewhere else to winter,"..."One hundred years ago, if this had happened, and I'm sure it did, the deer would have just migrated across where I-84 is, and there wouldn't have been any issue,” said Hatch. “But now we've got a boundary there.”...


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