2018 North Carolina Deer Forecast October 31, 2018

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2018 North Carolina Deer Forecast October 31, 2018 Game & Fish 
... Despite an 8 percent harvest increase during the 2017-18 season and a herd estimated at one million, biologists were looking to the future when they proposed tightening regulations ... Deer populations are still rebounding from severe outbreaks of hemorrhagic disease in 2012 and 2014..,

...  the deer population on national forest land is now growing rapidly because of the lack of management in the national forests. Deer like to have open areas ... and in recent years the U.S. Forest Service has not done much timber cutting. So there is simply not as much open space ..,


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