Deer Herd Status September 30, 2012 Vermont

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Deer Herd Status September 30, 2012 Vermont, Burlington Free Press
... Vermont deer biologist Adam Murkowski.... “We had very good overwinter survival of all (deer) age groups and a good fawn crop this spring. Those two things combined are the perfect recipe for population growth. And it’s important that hunters take antlerless deer. We need to stay on top of the herd before it gets too large ...” Fish and Wildlife estimates the deer population going into fall at 125,000 to 135,000 animals, a 10 to 20 percent increase from last year. After the mildest winter since the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department began keeping records ..


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