Elk increase, deer decline for Montana October 21, 2011

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Elk increase, deer decline for Montana October 21, 2011 KXLH Helena News

... According to Bruce Auchly of MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks, elk numbers continue to be on the rise in Region 4, but deer are on the decline...."We've had a series of hard springs, hard winters. We think some fawn crops from last year didn't have a very good survival rate from the winter and spring, so numbers are going to be generally down for mule deer...White-tailed deer are almost always up. However, some of the EHD that hit the eastern part of the state... so, there will be some areas where the numbers are down for white-tails."...


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