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Presque Isle deer DNA to be studied for inbreeding January 13, 2012 Ohio

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Presque Isle deer DNA to be studied for inbreeding January 13, 2012 Ohio The Associated Press

... A five-year study of the deer herds at three of Ohio's Five Rivers MetroParks, where Enright works as a conservation biologist, suggests that each herd has descended from a single maternal line.

Presque Island:  DNA study could benefit Presque Isle deer herd January 13, 2012 Ohio, GoErie.com 
... A five-year study of the deer herds at three of Ohio's Five Rivers MetroParks ... Michael Enright [biologist in charge of the study]  ... "The females control the herd ... And ours don't move much. They pretty much stick to the park they're in." ... The Pennsylvania Game Commission ... stopped trapping deer at Presque Isle in 1984. The herd grew, reaching a peak of about 225 deer in 1990... managers have cut that number with controlled hunts .... The size of the current herd is not easy to estimate...


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