Whitetail, moose numbers up along Beartooths July 7, 2013 Montana

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Whitetail, moose numbers up along Beartooths July 7, 2013 Montana, Billings Gazette
... White-tailed deer are flourishing along the Beartooth Front while their mule deer cousins remain in a steady decline, according to spring wildlife surveys ... Mule deer, the native deer of Montana ... occupy the more open country of the foothills, as well as the mountains. Their primary winter food used to be sagebrush ... The Derby fire in 2006 wiped out almost half of the sagebrush habitat used by deer in southern Sweet Grass and Stillwater counties, contributing to the mule deer’s decline...

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