DNR project studies fawn predation June 9, 2012 Wisconsin

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DNR project studies fawn predationJune 9, 2012 Wisconsin, Green Bay Press Gazette 
... fawns from the 2011 [study] Only 27 percent of ID-tagged fawns (eight of 30) survived seven months, with 17 of 30 (57 percent) killed by predators. 
Five others died of starvation or other causes. The top predator was black bears, with five fawn kills. Unknown predators killed four; hunters, three; bobcats, two; unknown canid, two; and coyote, one.... A 1973-1983 study in Minnesota's northeastern forests found annual fawn survival was 31 percent. 

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