Hunters bag slim whitetail harvest on national forest April 10, 2012 Virginia

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Hunters bag slim whitetail harvest on national forest April 10, 2012 Virginia
... Even Virginia Deer Plan Coordinator Matt Knox, who leads a team of wildlife biologists, doesn’t sugarcoat what he sees.“There is no good news on the national forest,” Knox said. “If there’s any good news, it’s possibly that it didn’t get any worse.” ... That data continues a falling trajectory on public lands west of the Blue Ridge that began in the early 1990s, according to VDGIF data. Fall 2009 and fall 2010 were the worst years of the trend—primarily due to a poor forage crop in 2009 and a hard winter in 2010.

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