Final tally: Deer harvest down 25% December 13, 2013 Minnesota

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Final tally: Deer harvest down 25% December 13, 2013 Minnesota, Ely Echo
...  Deer numbers go up and down with the severity of winters. Winters, and particularly snow depth, is the number one factor affecting deer mortality in Northeastern Minnesota according to long-term deer research done in Northern Minnesota. This was the most exhaustive (15 year) winter deer mortality study ever done in North America*. Timber wolves get the blame, but ... Even with low wolf populations in the late 1960s and 70s our deer population was at historic lows due to a string of severe winters...

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