Density up, deer harvest may drop October 31, 2012 Minnesota

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Density up, deer harvest may drop October 31, 2012 Minnesota, Aitkin Independent Age
... Minnesota has a healthy population of whitetails at the moment, thanks in part to a winter that wasn’t in 2011. “We basically had zero winter last year,” Cornicelli said. “There’s going to be more deer out there to kill.”  Fawns had a rough winter in 2009-2010. Deep snow and cold temperatures took their toll.  Last winter was one of the mildest on record. According to the DNR’s Winter Severity Index for white-tailed deer (WSI) ...


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