Fawn survival rates varying, changing March 3, 2012 Wisconsin

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Fawn survival rates varying, changing March 3, 2012 Wisconsin, Green Bay Press Gazette

... When [John Kilgo, a wildlife researcher with the USDA Forest Service in South Carolina] reviewed pre-2005 predation studies across the United States, he found coyote-inflicted mortality on deer averaged 16 percent in Northern states and 44 percent in Southern states.... in 2011, in the first year of a study at the Fort Bragg Military Institution in North Carolina, researchers reported only five of 27 fawns (18.5 percent) survived their first four months, with 15 of the 22 dead fawns (68 percent) killed by coyotes or bobcats.

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