Crossings saving deer lives October 16, 2012 Utah

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Crossings saving deer lives October 16, 2012 Utah, Park Record
"There's declines in populations throughout the West," said Phil Douglass, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) spokesman. "Utah is one of those states that is trying to do all it can to preserve the mule deer populations to achieve a strong and vibrant population." ... The Sardine Canyon deer crossing wasn't as effective, due to nearby fence gaps and its dark, cave-like appearance. Some animals, including deer and elk, are leery of predators that might lurk in long and dark passages.  "So one of our biggest challenges is to try to find ways, either through lighting or bringing them into these tunnels, so they feel safe about going through them," 

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