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There may be fewer deer out there December 21, 2012 Virginia

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There may be fewer deer out there December 21, 2012 Virginia, Daily Progress
The word along the hunting trails is that no one is seeing a lot of deer... In some areas, Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) may have taken a toll on deer populations ... Coyotes are unrivaled predators. With a keen sense of smell, a coyote is able to detect the birth of a newborn fawn and can make quick work of these helpless creatures ... In recent years, the number of deer herd in Virginia has stabilized. The final number for the 2011/12 deer harvest was 231,454 deer.  Over the past 10 years, the average kill has been about 232,000 ...

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