Optimistic prospects for big game August 30, 2016 Oregon

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Optimistic prospects for big game August 30, 2016 Oregon, The Register-Guard
... Eighteen months ago, the mild winter went easy on deer and elk resulting in increased overwinter survival of fawns and calves, producing better hunting opportunities for the fall. The winter of 2015-16 was a bit harder ... our buck-doe ratio benchmarks,” says Springfield-based district wildlife biologist Brian Wolfer, of his black-tailed deer populations, with 25 to 30 bucks per 100 does...

Gorging on the green November 18, 2016 Oregon, La Grande Observer
... The combination of a damp October and an unseasonably balmy first half of November has prompted a lush crop of new grass to sprout in the region’s drought-desiccated rangelands... Deer are probably the biggest beneficiaries ... and in particular this year’s crop of fawns...

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