Area deer survival best in six years May 22, 2012 Montana

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Area deer survival best in six yearsMay 22, 2012 Montana, Daily Inter Lake
... the highest ratios of deer and elk offspring in years... [white-tail] an average of 44 yearlings per 100 adults. The surveys were conducted in April by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks biologists using spotting scopes or counting from helicopters ... Mule deer surveys across the region came in with an average of about 32 yearlings per 100 adults, a ratio that is “fairly stable to slightly increasing” compared to recent years, 

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