Despite summer stress, most hunters will see more deer in the woods this year August 12, 2013 Louisiana

Louisiana Population Deer Population and Management News Archive

... The month of August is the most stressful time of the year for deer in Southeast Louisiana and along the Mississippi Delta ... according to Scott Durham, deer study leader ... "This is definitely the hardest time of the year for our deer," he said. "This is when does are having to lactate. That's the highest drain on them calorically. Lactation is their toughest time, and it goes on into next year. Fawns that get a poor start are not going to be good as yearlings. It's all cumulative."  Right now, fawns in the western part of the state are older and robust...

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