Wisconsin Mortality Study: Hunters Kill More Bucks Than Anything Else May 2, 2013

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... This isn’t shocking news, but if you’re tempted to think predators, vehicles, winter, or other factors are taking “your” deer, forget it. In the northern study area, hunters were the greatest mortality source for collared bucks (65 percent for adult bucks and 52 percent of the yearlings). In the eastern area, which has higher hunter densities, the numbers were even higher (86% for adult bucks, 82% for yearlings)...

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