Commission's decision on mule deer lauded February 21, 2012 Montana

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Commission's decision on mule deer lauded February 21, 2012 Montana, Helena Independent Record. Marshall Johnson, Mule Deer Foundation

... you take in the effects of poor nutrition and high predation, you have a stressed population of mule deer. When a doe is stressed due to lack of nutrition and using higher than normal amount of energy to evade predators, a doe will not birth a fawn as their body will abort that fawn, therefore the doe-to-fawn ratio is at unsustainable levels year over year. Add in the fact that fawn survival has decreased as well due to high predation... 



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