No does: State considers dropping most antlerless deer hunts December 6, 2013 Montana

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No does: State considers dropping most antlerless deer huntsDecember 6, 2013 Montana, Billings Gazette
... We are trying to do what we can to help the population recover.”  Marshall Johnson, the Montana and North Dakota regional director for the Mule Deer Foundation, said ... "... their numbers, which he said have been falling since the 1970s.  In the mule deer heydays, they were poisoning predators and they had adequate habitat ...Then we started suppressing fires in the ‘70s - fire used to improve forbs and grasses and the old growth doesn’t have as much nutritional value.”


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