2012 North Dakota deer season set with 40 percent fewer deer licenses May 7, 2012

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2012 North Dakota deer season set with 40 percent fewer deer licensesMay 7, 2012, Jamestown Sun
... with 65,300 licenses available to hunters this fall, 44,650 fewer than last year and the lowest since 1988... the decline in the deer population is a result of increased adult mortality and reduced fawn production following the severe winters of 2008-10. In addition, the extreme winter conditions followed nearly a decade of aggressive deer management ... 

Deer License Reduction April 20, 2012 North Dakota, KFYR-TV
... Game and Fish is reducing the number issued by nearly 50,000... "The main reasons for that are that we`ve had three very difficult winters in a row prior to this one of course that caused a lot of adult mortality and it also caused low fawn production the subsequent springs," said Randy Kreil with ND Game and Fish. 


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