Good and bad news for deer October 18, 2012 Virginia

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Good and bad news for deer October 18, 2012 Virginia, The Daily Progress
... there is a bumper crop of acorns this year. The trees are loaded and acorns are dropping by the thousands. This is good news for deer, bear, turkeys and squirrels — should we happen to have a harsh winter... But the deer should put on weight and be able to withstand a hard winter if it comes. There are more acorns this year than I can ever recall.  The bad news: There is really no bad news for the deer, but the heavy mast crop could mean slim pickings for deer hunters ...


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