Impact of disease on deer shown April 10, 2013 Pennsylvania

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Impact of disease on deer shown April 10, 2013 Pennsylvania, Wilkes Journal Patriot
... As state wildlife officials expected, the deer harvest during the 2012 season dropped sharply in Wilkes and some adjoining counties after a severe outbreak of hemorrhagic disease last summer... The 2,232 deer harvested in Wilkes in 2012 ... Deer harvests for Wilkes totaled 4,222 in 2011, 3,667 in 2010 and 4,546 in 2009...

Deer disease hits 'trophy hunt' breeders in Central Pa. April 14, 2013 Pennsylvania, Carlisle Sentinel
... Ron Rutters raised 10 white-tailed deer .... 1,100 deer propagators in the commonwealth ... Similar to raising livestock, the lucrative industry is regulated  by the state Department of Agriculture.  ... A straw of semen can fetch $6,500 or more ... Rutters bought and bottle-fed female fawn “Yellow 903,” born on a farm in Lycoming County... Yellow 903” tested positive for chronic wasting disease...

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