Dry weather driving deer to towns September 12, 2012 Oregon

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Dry weather driving deer to townsSeptember 12, 2012 Oregon, Wallowa County Cheiftain
District game biologist Vic Coggins, of the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife says the large number of deer taking up residence in Joseph, Enterprise, Lostine, and Wallowa are doing so because of extreme weather conditions. He downplays the role of predators as a cause, saying the deer are attracted into towns to avail themselves of irrigated grasses as opposed to the “really dry rangeland” that now surrounds most cities here. 

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