What's Killing the Deer? June 4, 2014 Wisconsin

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What's Killing the Deer? June 4, 2014 Wisconsin, International Wolf Center
... between 1997 and 2012, comparing four DMUs inhabited by wolf packs to three DMUs in east-central Wisconsin where wolves were absent. The number of harvested bucks dropped significantly between the 2007 and 2008 seasons not only in the wolf DMUs but in the wolf-free DMUs as well. The decline occurred again in 2009. Whatever caused the decline surely did not involve the wolves ...Wolves certainly eat their fair share of deer, roughly 20 adult-sized deer per wolf per year...


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