Deer season forecast good, herd population September 13, 2013 South Carolina

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Deer season forecast good, herd population September 13, 2013 South Carolina, Travelers Rest Tribune
... South Carolina's deer population expanded rapidly in the 1980s and early 1990s, peaking at about 1,000,000 animals. However, since 2002, the population has trended down with current figures being about 725,000 deer, a 25 percent decline from peak figures 10 years ago....  timber management activities stimulated significant growth in the 1970s, considerable acreage is currently in even-aged pine stands that are greater than 10 years old, a situation that does not support deer densities at the same level ...


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