CRP and wildlife: 'Where has it all gone?' December 10, 2011 North Dakota

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CRP and wildlife: 'Where has it all gone?' December 10, 2011 North Dakota, Grand Forks Herald

After three severe winters that hammered both deer and pheasants, North Dakota is down to about 2.5 million acres of CRP, with contracts on another 800,000 acres set to expire next September. ... Throw in high commodity prices, which are encouraging farmers to remove shelterbelts and tile-drain sensitive areas to move water off the landscape faster, and the result is a perfect storm for wildlife and the habitat it needs to survive...

Poor deer, pheasant numbers 'first taste of things to comeDecember 14, 2011 North Dakota, West Fargo Pioneer
... The North Dakota Game and Fish Department has been harping about the loss of Conservation Reserve Program [CRP] acres for years ... There are a lot more coyotes around now than ever before, while whitetail and mule deer numbers are plummeting. ... “We don’t know if their impact is two percent or 10 percent,” ... North Dakota already has lost hundreds of thousands of acres of CRP, and stands to lose an additional 800,000 in 2012.

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