ND Game and Fish Department director: 2011 was a 'challenging year December 15, 2011 North Dakota

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ND Game and Fish Department director: 2011 was a 'challenging year'December 15, 2011 North Dakota, Bismark Tribune

... Senate Bill 2227.... Under the bill, Steinwand could recommend a special season if severe weather results in problems with deer getting into hay stocks. [whitetail deer population down statewide this year] ... a fair amount of mortality after May, something that was not expected. Deer were stressed and does, especially, went into the spring in poor physical condition in many areas... mule deer populations are estimated by trends because aerial surveys are not effective in the terrain of the Badlands.... The fawn-to-doe ratio was around 56 fawns to 100 does...

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