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Wildlife face scarce food July 1, 2011 Texas

Wildlife face scarce food July 1, 2011 Texas Population

Texas Parks and Wildlife is now surveying pronghorn herds in the northwestern Panhandle, and early numbers suggest that this year's fawn numbers are about one-third of last year's count, Richardson said. Deer and pronghorn populations suffer when ..."I've also seen lots of does with single fawns instead of twins," Cearley said. "In a good year, does have twins." Poor nutrition affects does' ability to produce milk for healthy young...The shortage of healthy broadleaf weeds also causes the animals to roam for water. "Those leaves are usually about 60, 70 percent water, so that's part of deer and pronghorns' water intake,"

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