Bucking the drought: While antlers were down a bit, deer harvest was about average January 19, 2012 Texas

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... While the drought reduced forage, in dry years mesquites produce more beans and prickly pears put out more tunas, which helped supplement the deer diet....fawns, whose survival rate in parts of South Texas was halved to about 20 percent last year ... “A lot of those 20 percent will die in the next three to four months,” [Alan Cain, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department whitetail deer program leader] 

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