Deer hunting: a lesson in overkill November 2, 2011 Minnesota

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Deer hunting: a lesson in overkill  November 2, 2011 Minnesota, Minneapolis Star Tribune

... The season was closed in 1971 after two consecutive severe winters -- and an overharvest of antlerless deer by hunters -- decimated the state's deer herd. ... "Trying to adjust the harvest by limiting the number of days hunting was a very poor method of restricting harvest," Lenarz said, "because most harvest takes place in the first few days of the season."

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