Study sheds light on top causes of deer mortality January 25, 2014 Wisconsin

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Study sheds light on top causes of deer mortality January 25, 2014 Wisconsin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 
...  in northern Wisconsin ...The rates of mortality were human hunting 43%, starvation 9%, coyote 7%, wolf 6% and roadkill 6%...  poaching (8%).... On average, 73% of female deer and 47% of the adult bucks in the northern study survived the year....The eight-week survival average is 58% for fawns in the northern study area and 76% in the eastern farmland.  Of the fawns that died in summer in the northern study area, 79% were taken by predators. Black bears led the way, killing nine fawns, followed by coyote (six) and bobcat (six)...


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