Wisconsin Deer Project February 28, 2014

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Wisconsin Deer Project February 28, 2014 First For Wildlife
... In the first three months of life, survival of newborn fawns in the Northwoods varied substantially year-to-year, with survival ranging from 22 percent to 52 percent. Predation is the most common cause of death for fawns in the Northwoods.  Predation of fawns by bears, bobcats, and coyotes have all been confirmed.  In the farmland study site, fawn survival has ranged from 58 percent to 62 percent. Surprisingly, the most common cause of death for fawns in the farmland was starvation, not predation...


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