Pat Durkin: Critics can learn from deer study March 5, 2011 Wisconsin

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Pat Durkin: Critics can learn from deer study  March 5, 2011  Wisconsin  Madison.com  Researchers from the University of Wisconsin and Department of Natural Resources have captured nearly 300 white-tailed deer in northern Wisconsin in recent weeks for studies on buck survival rates, predator impacts on fawns and the deer's impact on ...

The buck mortality study, scheduled to end in 2016, should make DNR deer estimates more accurate. 

Unfortunately, deer don't thrive in large, maturing forests of birch, spruce, balsam and maple. And the DNR can't pour deer seeds on barren forest understories and watch whitetails sprout like Chia pets. Even if they could, deer flee sparse cover and abandon poor food.

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