Deer weren't always plentiful in SW Michigan November 5, 2011

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Deer weren't always plentiful in SW Michigan November 5, 2011 Herald Palladium

... Eighty years ago, seeing a white-tailed deer in the southern Lower Peninsula would have been rare. Present at the time of settlement of Southwest Michigan (1830s), unregulated hunting and deforestation led to the near extermination of deer in southern Michigan in the early 20th century.... In 1932, the Game Division of the Michigan Department of Conservation (forerunner to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources) introduced a herd of white-tailed deer in the Allegan State Game Area.

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