Iowa, Illinois deer herds have rebounded from 'nothing' December 28, 2011 Illinois

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Iowa, Illinois deer herds have rebounded from 'nothing' December 28, 2011 Illinois, Quad City Times

... there was a time around the late 1800s and early 1900s when white-tailed deer had been hunted almost to extinction in both Iowa and Illinois. ... Iowa’s peaked at 414,861 in 2006 and is now at 295,984... Illinois had two peaks: close to 750,000 in 1995 and near 800,000 in 2003-04 ...now at about 700,000 ... In 2008, the [Illinois] General Assembly decided deer management should be linked to the number of auto-deer accidents ... “The carrying capacity for deer is very high, higher than most people want to tolerate,”  ...


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