Central Oregon's poaching problem August 13, 2012

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Central Oregon's poaching problemAugust 13, 2012 Central Oregonian - Prineville ...
... the Associated Press quoted Steven George, district wildlife biologist with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Bend office, as saying, “More animals (mule deer) are killed by illegal harvest than by legal harvest.” ... Crystal Strobl, ODFW wildlife biologist in the Prineville office. “It’s very alarming, the amount of mortality from vehicle collisions and illegal take." ... the decline [of mule deer ppopulations] is due to several factors, including a viral infection, road collisions, changes in habitat, urban development – and poaching...


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