Montana 2013 Mule Deer September 17, 2013

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Montana 2013 Mule DeerSeptember 17, 2013 Hunting the West
... The state is currently holding about 215,000 – 220,000 Mule Deer. This is down compared to the 10-year average of about 286,000. This is primarily due to the harsh winter of 2010-2011 where the deer herd took a huge hit. Along with the harsh winters, Montana witnessed a summer of fires in 2012 that scorched tens of thousands of prime Mule Deer habitat. But, with the 2011-2012 & 2012-1013 winters being mild, the population is making big strides in coming back, and the quality of feed, even in the areas that experienced the fires, has been fantastic so far this year...

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