Are all the deer and fish really gone? February 23, 2015 North Carolina

North Carolina Deer Population, Management News and Information Archive

Are all the deer and fish really gone? February 23, 2015 North Carolina, Asheville Citizen-Times
... commission spokesman Geoff Cantrell ... provided these historical North Carolina deer population estimates:  1900 — 10,000 (population was lowest in the early 1900s), 1950 —150,000.  2000 — 1.1 million.  Current estimate — 1,165,000.

Rearing White-Tailed Deer In Pisgah Forest October 26, 2020 North Carolina, The Transylvania Times
... By the early 1900s the white-tail deer population had declined to the point of concern. George Vanderbilt undertook efforts to re-stock deer on his vast estate. Then, following the creation of the Pisgah National Forest, a game preserve was established leading to a rebound in the number of deer in this relatively safe environment..,

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