Is the DNR finally listening? February 29, 2012 Wisconsin

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Is the DNR finally listening? February 29, 2012 Wisconsin, Superior Telegram 

... Wolves kill about 11 fawns and eight adult whitetails per wolf per year. One thousand wolves would kill about 19,000 deer per year.... In addition, black bears kill about 10 percent of all fawns born. A University of Wisconsin study two years ago showed the DNR had underestimated the bear population by 200 percent.... I believe the legal practice of baiting allows a larger number of deer to be seen ... If we compare the Douglas County buck harvest from 2011 to 2007, the real decline has been about 45 percent.

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