A new reality for deer hunters? Lower Deer Numbers November 21, 2013

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A new reality for deer hunters? Lower Deer Numbers November 21, 2013 Bismarck Tribune 
... White-tailed deer numbers, maybe more so than mule deer, mirror the availability, or lack of, habitat. ...  From 1960-62, there were more than a quarter of a million acres enrolled in the Soil Bank program and white-tailed deer followed suit.  Hunters took about 25,000 .. CRP enrollment peaked in 2007 with more than 3 million acres enrolled and since has declined to 1.7 million acres.  The rate for white-tails also dropped to around 45,000 last year.

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