Is state's deer-management program on target? November 27, 2011 Pennsylvania

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Is state's deer-management program on target? November 27, 2011 Pennsylvania,

... [in 2002] the commission followed the recommendations of biologist Gary Alt and imposed antler-point restrictions and introduced concurrent doe and buck seasons....The commission said the ratio of button bucks ... to adult bucks dropped from 15-to-1 in the winter of 2002 to 2-to-1 in 2004. The ratio of adult doe to adult bucks spotted fell from 14-to-1 to 2-to-1 during that same period ... Statewide deer populations have declined ... from between 1.28 million to 1.52 million in 2002, to between 850,000 to 1.28 million in 2007...

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