Deer and coyotes overshadow oil issues at NDGF meetings, mule deer decline December 2, 2012 North Dakota

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Deer and coyotes overshadow oil issues at NDGF meetings, mule deer decline December 2, 2012 North Dakota, Grand Forks Herald
... In response to fewer deer and poor hunting success last year, Game and Fish this year cut the number of licenses to 65,300, down from nearly 110,000 in 2011 and the lowest number since 1988...  Mule deer populations are floundering, but three consecutive severe winters before last year likely are a big reason... An upcoming study on mule deer in the Oil Patch will shed more light on how energy development is affecting the species ... Game and Fish Department Director Terry Steinwand 


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