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Population grows; not so much the deer February 26, 2012 Ohio

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Population grows; not so much the deer February 26, 2012 Ohio, Columbus Dispatch

... deer in the state are relatively recent arrivals rooted in the stock from Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Kentucky ...  “We see it in the antler size of yearling bucks. That has been declining for years,”... Mike Tonkovich, deer project leader ... “We see it in the number of does that are pregnant in the spring and in the number of fawns the does produce.” ... The mature woods now growing on what once was farmland can’t support as many prime deer as the transitioning landscape did a few decades ago.

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