Hunting outlook 2013 September 11, 2013 North Dakota

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Hunting outlook 2013 September 11, 2013 North Dakota, Bismarck Tribune
... Going back to 2007, three straight harsh winters put a dent in deer numbers which this year again was reflected in fewer deer gun licenses available... Randy Kreil, wildlife chief ... said the key factor is the loss of habitat. “Unfortunately, this trend that started in about 2007 is not only continuing, it has accelerated in the past year ... The loss of Conservation Reserve Program grasslands, native prairie, wetlands and shelterbelts is ongoing at an alarming rate.” Mule deer in North Dakota's badlands are showing signs of recovery ...


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