Hunters concerned about doe populations January 7, 2012 Montana

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Hunters concerned about doe populations January 7, 2012 Montana, 
Daily Inter Lake 

Most of those who spoke Saturday said the regulations need to be tighter in order to recover whitetail and mule deer populations that have been in decline for several years. Region One check station counts of whitetail deer were down 15 percent and mule deer counts were down 35 percent during the 2011 big game season... “I have a problem with you saying we’re in a restrictive hunting package,” said Kalispell resident D.J. Rankosky.  With hundreds of youth hunters ages 11 to 15 able to shoot does all season ...

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