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Texas Deer Herd Status October 27, 2011 Texas

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Texas Deer Herd Status October 27, 2011 Texas,

... We saw a really poor winter for forbs ... The drought's biggest impact on the state's deer herd has been on fawn production and survival. Many pregnant does that struggled to find forage during the crucial late-winter/early spring period miscarried. Those that did drop fawns lost many of them, some succumbing to lack of food and others falling prey to predators because the drought-blistered landscape provided little or no cover.for the two dozen or so deer-rich counties in East Texas' Pineywoods ecological area.

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