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Texas: Wildlife reproduction impacted by drought December 26, 2011

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Texas: Wildlife reproduction impacted by drought December 26, 2011 The Sticky Tongue Project

In a 30-mile area of the Texas Panhandle, biologists found 76 white-taileddeer — but zero babies... In South Texas, a biologist reports a lack of water on some ranches is “killing deer like flies” ... antelopes in ... northeastern Panhandle region were surveyed in June and July. Of 100 does, researchers are only seeing about 16 fawns — compared to an average of 35 during the past five years.... In a chunk of Southeast and Central Texas, fawn crops are down to about a 27 percent reproduction rate ... 

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