Lack of snow hampers aerial surveys March 21, 2012 North Dakota

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Lack of snow hampers aerial surveys March 21, 2012 North Dakota, Bellingham Herald

Snow is crucial to spotting deer from the air ... aerial big game surveys in both North Dakota and Minnesota...Game and Fish allocates tags based on estimated deer populations ... Game and Fish said 95,000 hunters shot about 49,000 deer for a success rate of 51 percent. That's down from 64 percent success in 2010 and the 10-year average of 70 percent. ... "Everybody knew deer numbers were down." 

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