Wisconsin Operation Deer Watch survey preliminary October 1, 2011

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Wisconsin Operation Deer Watch survey preliminary October 1, 2011

... Operation Deer Watch generated 832 reported observations for a total of 2,776 deer by 343 individual observers during August and September 2011. The estimated statewide fawn-to-doe ratio using Operation Deer Watch data was 0.93 compared to 0.89 in 2010... Hunters reported spending 1,455 observation hours in the field, and averaged 3.6 hours per trip. Deer hunters have reported 216 bucks, 433 does, 303 fawns, and 52 unknowns. Statewide, hunters averaged 0.69 deer seen per hour.


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