Severe winters play key role in deer mortality April 6, 2014 Minnesota

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Severe winters play key role in deer mortality April 6, 2014 Minnesota, Mining Journal 
... In recent years, deer abundance here has plummeted (now approaching 1970s levels) ... During a six-year study, I found that fawns and aged does comprised about 60 percent of the overwinter deer loses due to malnutrition and predation.  Although about 21 percent of the bucks wintering in my study area were yearlings, I found only one yearling buck among 124 dead deer identified to sex and age...


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