Declining mule deer numbers concern wildlife officials October 13, 2019 Oregon

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Declining mule deer numbers concern wildlife officials October 13, 2019 Oregon, Argus Observer
... reasons for a decline in the number of mule deer include increasing competition from elk and an increasing number of predators, mainly cougars and coyotes...  a reduction in quality and quantity of winter range and inadequate nutrition on summer range... numbers of mule deer in the region were up around 300,000 in about 1981 and but had dipped below 220,000 in 2012 ...

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