Deer hunting prospects look great for 2016 November 3, 2016 Nebraska

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Deer hunting prospects look great for 2016 November 3, 2016 Nebraska, Omaha World-Herald
... herds are mostly recovered from the drought and disease losses of 2012,” says Kit Hams, big game program manager for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. “Mule deer in five southern units are at record highs and whitetail are increasing in several units.  “An increase in antlerless permits this fall will limit whitetail growth ...

Deer season looks optimistic  November 13, 2015 Nebraska, Columbus Telegram
... a deadly outbreak of epizootic hemorrhagic disease wiped out thousands of the animals in 2012.  The outbreak led to a 21 percent drop in the number of deer shot during the 2013 firearm season ... the herd size has increased since then ...

Numbers good for big game animals February 6, 2016 Nebraska, Omaha.com
...  Nebraska’s white-tailed deer herd continues its recovery from the EHD outbreak in 2012 that killed 30 percent of the animals in the state. The buck harvest this year was 28,500 compared to 38,000 in 2010.  The low was 24,000 in 2013 after the epizootic hemorrhagic disease ravaged the herd...

Deer population in 'sweet spot,' Game and Parks official says  February 29, 2016 Nebraska, Lincoln Journal Star
... Hunters reported taking 48,000 whitetail deer ... 28,500 were bucks.  Nebraska lost about 30 percent of its whitetail population in 2012 [mostly from EHD], and the herd remains smaller than it was in 2011... Hunters killed nearly 10,650 mule deer in 2015, of which 8,876 were bucks ... mule deer herd also has rebounded after suffering setbacks in 2012 due to disease and wildfires during the drought that year...

Climate change would have icy impact on state's economy October 10, 2017 Nebraska, Grand Island Independent
...  the drought of 2012 in Nebraska ...  the state’s white-tail deer population was devastated by epizootic hemorrhagic disease that killed more than 100,000 deer in the state. HD intensified that year because the dry weather eliminated a lot of waterholes for the deer ..,


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