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State's severe drought conditions could have negative impact on deer ... May 22, 2011 Texas



Leschper: State's severe drought conditions could have negative impact on deer ... May 22, 2011  Texas  Population  LubbockOnline.com

However, it's never too early to look ahead to fall deer seasons, something that has many biologists on edge. Severe drought across the state has dimmed what usually is a bright outlook for quantity and quality, and adding in millions of acres scorched ... Cain pegged the overall Texas whitetail figure at between 3.7 million and 4.2 million animals, and said that number is sure to have an impact on the range conditions this fall. "If the drought continues through the rest of the summer we will see lower fawn recruitment this fall, deer will probably readily come to feeders as a result of less than desirable range conditions.



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