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Over-winter Survival of Deer Fawns Down August 20, 2011 Idaho Outdoor Journal
As reported by project leader Mark Hurley, 74 percent of 184 collared fawns died over this past winter. By comparison, just 31 percent of 269 collared fawns died over the previous winter. Over-winter survival in 2010-2011 was the lowest recorded over the past 12 years....
Some areas were hit very hard. Approximately 90 percent of collared fawns died in western Idaho’s Weiser-McCall area and in eastern Idaho’s Island Park area. Survival was better in central Idaho mountains, where about half of the collared fawns survived.
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