Hunting no sure way to reduce deer herds ... July 6, 2011 New Hampshire

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Hunting no sure way to reduce deer herds ... July 6, 2011 New Hampshire, Urban Management, By Maureen Ippolito, Daily Hampshire Gazette

Several articles in the Journal of Wildlife Management indicate that surviving deer are better nourished, which leads to higher productivity, lower neonatal mortality and increased pregnancy in yearlings. In hunted populations, does are ... According to a 2006 study by the Institute of Ecology at the University of Georgia, the use of hunting to cull a population does not take into account the extent to which the surviving animals compensate by reproducing in larger numbers.
Several articles in the Journal of Wildlife Management indicate that surviving deer are better nourished, which leads to higher productivity, lower neonatal mortality and increased pregnancy in yearlings. In hunted populations, does are more likely to have twins rather than a single fawn. This same information was presented in "The Natural History of Deer" by Rory Putman.


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