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California Deer Population and Management Archive

Estimated Annual Deer Kill (also below, reported kill, with links to data sources)

1998: 34,759

1999: 33,874

2000: 40,632

2001: 34,417

2002: 33,311

2003: 29,317

2004: 37,746

2005: 29,566

2006: 28,581

2007: 33,367

2008: 29,612

2009: 27,900

2010: 26,425

2011: 28,927

2012: 32,954

2013: 31,076

2014: 37,951

2015: 38,199

2016: 32,514

2017: 28,593

2018: 28,682

2019: 28,043

2020: 25,986

2021: 31,986


Reported Annual Deer Hunt and links to historic data

1911: 6,200

1912: 7,800

1913: 8,100

1914: 9,000

1915: 8,100

1916: 8,117

1917: Closed to 1927 to preserve herd

1927: 19,292

1928: 21,163

1929: 21,148

1930: 24,067

1931: 25,693

1932: 18,509

1933: 17,671

1934: 20,696

1935: 22,032

1936: 24,954

1937: 32,113

1938: 35,035

1939: 43,225

1940: 46,367

1941: 43,655

1942: 26,526

1943: 25,570

1944: 36,182

1945: 37,775

1946: 48,645

1947: 47,416

1948: 47,718

1949: 52,502

1950: 48,129

1951: 66,505

1952: 50,882

1953: 58,936

1954: 76,273

1955: 78,643

1956:102,636

1957: 68,262

1958: 62,251

1959: 75,460

1960: 82,182

1961: 72,540

1962: 59,813

1963: 60,167

1964: 71,126

1965: 66,627

1966: 75,954

1967: 46,006

1968: 54,468

1969: 51,290

1970: 40,115

1971: 41,218

1972: 38,569

1973: 31,300

1974: 23,810

1975: 26,679

1976: 29,875

1977: 37,062

1978: 31,516

1979: 36,321

1980: 32,899

1981: 42,586

1982: 31,963

1983: 26,524

1984: 32,659

1985: 32,798

1986: 31,067

1987: 26,580

1988: 25,986

1989: 28,399

1990: 26,454

1991: 25,853

1992: 29,192

1993: 23,406

1994: 23,773

1995: 17,230

1996: 23,658

1997: 20,937

1998: 18,755

1999: 18,639

2000: 22,508

2001: 18,900

2002: 18,315

2003: 16,288

2004: 20,925

2005: 16,430

2006: 16,240

2007: 18,978

2008: 16,941

2009: 16,088

2010: 14,817

2011: 10,892

2012: 12,526

2013: 14,733

2014: 14,243

2015: 19,639 *

2016: 27,608 *

2017: 21,749 *

2018: 22,029*

2019: 21,333*

2020: 19,568*

2021: 23,521*


* Mandatory harvest reporting in 2015 increased the reporting rate.


Deer Harvest Data

Recently, California also provides an estimated harvest.

Since 2010 generally the number of deer killed for Private Land Management (PLM) are not included in totals.


The California Deer Decline, 1950s to 1976



A list of articles in the Archive. Alphabetical Order by Year.

2021

Another gray wolf has made its way to Northern California May 9, 2021

If You Care, Leave Them There: CDFW Urges Public to Leave Deer Fawns Alone April 12, 2021 California

2020

California Wildlife Officials to Study Protections For Mountain Lions April 16, 2020 California

California “Deer Factory” on the decline January 15, 2020

Convicted Poacher Fined $17,500 For Unlawful Take of Deer Over Bait March 2, 2020 California

Elk in Tehachapi: a big cow herd at rest December 14, 2020 California

2019

Best Point Reyes plan should find balance September 7, 2019 California

Connectivity of mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) populations in southern California: A genetic survey of a mobile ungulate in a highly fragmented urban landscape D Fraser, KE Ironside, RK Wayne, EE Boydston - Landscape Ecology, 2019

Conservation Board Funds State Environmental Projects March 13, 2019 California

DNA fingerprinting of Southern Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus fuliginatus) in North San Diego County, California (2018-19) A Mitelberg, JG Smith, AG Vandergast - 2019

Estimating Deer Populations Using Camera Traps and Natural Marks LT Macaulay, R Sollmann, RH Barrett - The Journal of Wildlife Management, 2019 California

Gray wolf OR-54's return to Nevada County part of 'dispersal' activity February 20, 2019 California

How a Santa Cruz toxicologist helped push through a ban on lead ammunition in California September 28, 2019

Hunters secure $369K to restore critical wintering habitat for mule deer, blacktail deer February 13, 2019 California

Nonprofit Organizations Encouraged to Apply for Fundraising Hunting Tags September 23, 2019 California

Ranchers prepare for wolves in Siskiyou County October 24, 2019 California

Three wolf pups were born in the Central Valley this spring August 7, 2019 California

Why some deer have blue tags on their ears November 15, 2019 California

Wildfire Scars, Wilderness Areas Hold Promise as California’s General Deer Season Opens Sept. 21 Across Much of the State September 16, 2019

Wildlife Conservation Board Funds Environmental Improvement and Acquisition Projects May 22, 2019 California

Zone A deer season opens Saturday August 7, 2019 California

2018

California Deer Association volunteers assist with tree planting effort May 4, 2018

California Deer Forecast 2018 August 16, 2018

California's elk need protection. The state needs to try harder to bring them back April 10, 2018

California's forests are choking June 21, 2018

Catalina battling deer population explosion June 30, 2018 California

CDFW to Hold Public Meetings on Elk and Bighorn Sheep Environmental Documents November 14, 2018 California

CDFW updates Siskiyou supervisors on deer, elk plans April 24, 2016 California

CDFW updates Siskiyou supervisors on deer, elk plans April 24, 2016 California

CDFW’s SHARE Program Offering 31 Additional Elk Hunts June 18, 2018 California

Climate change stokes fiery future for California September 17, 2018

East Tehama Deer Herd, Northern California Regional Land Trust April 23

Elk Captures to be Conducted in Northern California January 30, 2018

Famous mountain lion cub that survived North Bay fires killed with Fish and Wildlife permit August 1, 2018 California, SFGate

Fire and agroforestry revive California indigenous groups' traditions October 11, 2018

General Deer Seasons Set to Open; Hunters Advised to Check Wildfire-Related Closures September 10, 2018 California

General Deer Seasons Set to Open; Hunters Advised to Check Wildfire-Related Closures September 10, 2018 California

Hopland Research and Extension Center studying wildlife habits post-fire October 19, 2018 California

LA County planners recommend approval of Tejon Ranch development August 29, 2018 California

Mendocino County Blacktail Association helps improve deer conditions in Northern California December 27, 2018 California

The West Coast and California in the 1700s October 28, 2018

Tule elk are eating too much grass in Pt. Reyes. Should they be shot so dairy cows can graze? October 19, 2018 California

2017

Bull Elk seeks shade on warm autumn day October 26, 2017 California,

CA Mule Deer Tag Reduction - severe die off April 25, 2017 California

California Elk Plan Draft Now Available for Public Comment November 21, 2017

California fires drive horses, dogs, even llamas to safety October 13, 2017

California’s General Deer Season Opens Sept. 16 Across Much of the State September 11, 2017

California’s Newly Enhanced Trophy Hunting Laws October 13, 2017

CDFW Confirms Presence of Wolf Pack in Lassen County, Collars Adult Wolf July 5, 2017 California

CDFW Confirms Presence of Wolf Pack in Lassen County, Collars Adult Wolf July 5, 2017 California,

CDFW Plans Elk Capture in Siskiyou and Modoc Counties May 23, 2017 California

Controlled Vegetation Burn In Monterey County Tuesday November 7, 2017 California

Deer tags must be returned to DFW by end of January January 22, 2017 California

Dogs with GPS collars wouldn't be fair hunting December 4, 2017 California

Drought, development, and encroachment could be responsible for dwindling deer population October 31, 2017 California

Massive Poached Sacramento County Deer Leads to Trophy Penalty Enhancement December 23, 2017 California

Mountain Lion Attacks, Permits To Kill Lions Both Up In California April 7, 2017

Mule Deer On California Public Land September 12, 2017

SHARE Program Offers Elk Hunts, Including New Properties June 16, 2017 California

SHARE Program Offers Elk Hunts, Including New Properties June 16, 2017 California

SLO County's wild deer population disappearing right before our eyes May 19, 2017 California

State's wolf expert says population likely to grow July 13, 2017 California

The elk are coming! The elk are coming! December 17, 2017 California

Wet winter improves habitat for western Sierra deer September 22, 2017 California

2016

Another suspected wolf spotted in California, this time Lassen County June 23, 2016

Big Game Grants Program Awards $1.1 Million for Wildlife July 8, 2016 California

California Deer Tag Numbers May Drop By 70,000 January 27, 2016 Calironia

California Deer Tag Numbers May Drop By 70,000 January 27, 2016 Calironia

California Leads Western States in Habitat Loss April 20, 2016 KCET

California, federal agencies partner on plan to boost prescribed burning February 2, 2015

CDFW Reminds Hunters of Mandatory Deer Tag Reporting Requirement August 30, 2016 California

CDFW Reminds Hunters of Mandatory Deer Tag Reporting Requirement August 30, 2016 California

CDFW Seeks Assistance From Private Land Owners for Tule Elk Study October 14, 2016 California

CDFW Seeks Assistance From Private Land Owners for Tule Elk Study October 14, 2016 California

CDFW Using Helicopters to Survey Wildlife in Modoc, Lassen Counties January 26, 2016 California

County's deer population barely hanging on August 10, 2016 California

Deer numbers lowest at check station in over 60 years September 23, 2016 California

General Deer Seasons to Open in California on Sept. 17 September 12, 2016

General Deer Seasons to Open in California on Sept. 17 September 12, 2016

Lawsuit filed over Mendocino County pot regulations June 12, 2016 California,

Looks like a good year for new deer May 30, 2016 California

Many of California's Mountain Lions Are Eating Our Pets February 21, 2016

Obama Protects 1.8 million Acres of California Desert February 12, 2016

Point Reyes Elk Test Positive for Disease February 28, 2016 California

Public Management Decisions Related to the Decline of California Deer Populations: A Comparative Management Approach (2016) Environment and Ecology Research

Public weighs in on the wolf January 21, 2016 California

Tejon Ranch to offer public access -- for $2500 per family July 5, 2016 California,

The Deception Of Wildlife Management September 7, 2016 California

Two CDFW Cold Case Poaching Investigations Gain New Interest with the Offer of Substantial Rewards August 24, 2016 California,

Two Gray Wolves Confirmed Present in Lassen County November 2, 2016 California

Why is the DFW still failing to manage our deer herds correctly? June 6, 2016 California

Wildlife Conservation Board Funds Environmental Improvement and Acquisition Projects February 24, 2016 California,

Wolf plan can't be substitute for common sense December 18, 2016 California

2015

2015 Big Game Digest Now Available Online March 30, 2015 California

2015 California Deer Forecast October 21, 2015

2015 General Deer Seasons Set to Open in California September 6, 2015 California,

A Brief History of Tule Elk on the Point Reyes Peninsula March 19, 2015 California

Bambi vs. the mountain lion article from 1967 October 2, 2015

Bill would create two new national monuments February 10, 2015 California

California Deer Forecast for 2015 September 3, 2015

California Deer Hunting Tips During Drought June 10, 2015

California drought may exacerbate wildlife-human encounters August 22, 2015

California Hunter's Opinions on Deer Hunting, Season Structure, Hunting Regulations, and Deer Management February

California wildfires 2015 – How do animals and their ecosystem survive the fires? August 4, 2015 California

California: Two Pro-Gun Bills Scheduled to be Heard on Tuesday, June 9 June 8

California’s State Wildlife Action Plan 2015 Available for Public Review May 18, 2015 California

CDFW Completes Deer Capture Project in Truckee Area July 27, 2015 California

CDFW Launches Online Form for Citizens to Report Incidents of Wildlife Mortality March 24, 2015 California

CDFW Opens Chimineas Unit of Carrizo Plain Ecological Reserve for Apprentice Deer Hunters July 21, 2015 California

CDFW Reminds the Public to Leave Young Wildlife Alone March 27, 2015 California,

CDFW Seeks Public Comment on Supplemental Wildlife Plans November 16, 2015 California,

CDFW to Hold Public Meetings on State Wildlife Action Plan Update May 7, 2015 Calironia

Comparison of trace mineral concentrations in tail hair, body hair, blood, and liver of mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) in California A Roug, PK Swift, G Gerstenberg, LW Woods… - Journal of Veterinary …, 2015

Competition Between Carnivores: Untangling the Relationship Between Pumas, Black Bears, and Deer December 31, 2015 California

Connect the Corridors May 3, 2015 California,

Decline of California Deer, Big changes for Hunter Education in California May 2, 2015,

Deer and foxes and opossums – oh my! July 7, 2015 California

Deer become more aggressive during birthing season June 5, 2015 California

Deer chow, increasing license fees, hunting by javelin February 7, 2015 California

Deer herd numbers not what they once were August 5, 2015 California

Deer hunter numbers down at 108 check point September 24, 2015 California

Deer Management Plan March, 2015 CDFW, California

Deer season opener for rifle hunters on tap October 1, 2015 California,

Density dependence in ungulates: a review of causes, and concepts with some clarifications RT Bower, VC Bleich, KM Stewart

Even in 1542, Southern California's air quality was in question August 22, 2015

Fog ferries mercury from the ocean to land animals December 18, 2015 California

General Deer Seasons Set to Open in California September 2, 2015

General Deer Seasons Set to Open in California September 2, 2015

Gray Wolves California: Wolves Are Back In California After Nearly 100 Years, What Brought Them Back? August 21, 2015

Groups work to preserve habitat in Lakeside October 13, 2015 California

Harvest Reporting Now Mandatory May 14, 2015 California

Home is a safe haven for female deer January 29, 2015 California,

In the Wake of the Rim Fire, What Comes Next? A Story of Recovery, Restoration and Reforestation April 13, 2015 California

It’s time to improve our deer herds and increase opportunity October 25, 2015 California,

Lead restrictions begin for CA hunters April 1, 2015 California

Mild winter gives deer herds a bounce September 21, 2015 California

More than 10,000 acres in Sierra Nevada protected in deal that aims to boost water supply, reduce fires August 17, 2015 California

Mountain lion kitten spotted near Los Angeles fuels conservation hopes December 19, 2015 California

Network of North Coast wildlife cameras aiding science and conservation January 31, 2015 California

Non-Native Deer Management Plan, Point Reyes California

Nonprofit Organizations Encouraged to Apply for Fundraising Hunting Tags August 31, 2015 California

Rangers keeping eyes peeled for antler poachers in West Marin February 20, 2015 California,

Reasons why wolves not in California varied May 15, 2015 California

San Bernardino Mountains fire creating wonderful deer habitat June 27, 2015 California

San Bernardino Mountains fire creating wonderful deer habitat June 27, 2015 California

SHARE Program Offers Big Game and Upland Game Hunts in Santa Barbara County July 15, 2015 California

SHARE Program Offers Elk Hunts in Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino and Siskiyou Counties July 1, 2015 California,

Siskiyou, state clash over deer plan October 5, 2015 California,

Stanislaus National Forest, CA; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Rim Fire Reforestation February 27, 2015 California

The return of wolves to California is endangered by new plan December 20, 2015

Unlikely allies are joining the quest to save the imperiled sage grouse September 21, 2015 California

Walk on the wild side: the multimillion-dollar freeway crossing aiming to give California's cougars the space they need July 16, 2015

What Wildlife Need To Thrive September 23, 2015 California,

Where to Chase Columbia Blacktail Bucks June 5, 2015 California

Wildlife Officials Puzzled Why Deer Are Dropping Dead Around Lodi Lake August 7, 2015 California

Wolf’s Return to California Stirs Debate September 20, 2015 California

Wolf’s Return to California Stirs Debate September 20, 2015 California

Wolf’s Return to California Stirs Debate September 20, 2015 California

Zone A deer season opens Saturday August 14, 2015 California

2014

11th Year of Free Big Game Hunts for Juniors Hunters August 20, 2014 California,

1964 Hunting Summary December 16, 2014 California

Amador County Man Sentenced for Poaching December 18, 2014 California

California Agritourism Operations Deal With Lack of Water October 19, 2014

California Deer Harvest Statistics for 2013 March, 2014

California Deer Population Decline August 23, 2014

California Deer Winter, 2014,

California Drought Greatly Affecting Wildlife May 15, 2014

California drought may devastate wildlife populations May 5, 2014

California joins other states in embracing the rodent December 20, 2014 California

California premier zone application deadline June 2 May 19, 2014

California Zone A deer season opens Saturday August 5, 2014

California's Deer Management Has Resulted in a Highly Skewed Population Demographic That May Be Contributing to the Long Term Decline of the Species February 14, 2014

California's drought is the worst in 1,200 years, evidence suggests December 6, 2014

CDFW and Siskiyou County Landowners Collaborate on Black-Tailed Deer Capture April 16, 2014 California

CDFW and USFWS Successfully Relocate Tule Elk from San Luis National Wildlife Refuge April 1, 2014 California

CDFW Opens Chimineas Unit of Carrizo Plain Ecological Reserve for Apprentice Deer Hunters July 23, 2014 California

CDFW Plans Deer Hunter Opinion Survey December 3, 2014 California

CDFW to Hold Public Outreach Meeting Regarding Type A and B Wildlife Areas September 9, 2014 California

CDFW To Hold Public Workshop on Lead Bullet Ban Implementation June 30, 2014 California

CDFW’s SHARE Program Offers Fall Hunting Opportunities July 18, 2014 California

Climatic and density influences on recruitment in an irruptive population of Roosevelt elk HD Starns, MA Ricca, A Duarte, FW Weckerly - Journal of Mammalogy, 2014

Contra Costa County gets a big chunk of new parkland February 17, 2014 California

Deer Diary, California Deer History June 18, 2014 California

Deer draw sportsmen to La Cañada area November 7, 2014 California

Deer populations continue decline November 3, 2014 California

Deer Tag Quota for the D6 Zone Has Been Filled July 16, 2014 California

Drought affects wildlife on first day of spring March 21, 2014 California

Drought affects wildlife on first day of spring March 21, 2014 California

Drought spells lean times for Santa Cruz County wildlife February 16, 2014 California

Drought threatens California wildlife February 18, 2014 California

Effect of California Drought on Wildlife January 22, 2014 Record-Bee.com

Estimating sex‐specific abundance in fawning areas of a high‐density Columbian black‐tailed deer population using fecal DNA ZT Lounsberry, TD Forrester, MT Olegario, JL Brazeal… - The Journal of Wildlife …, 2014, California

Extreme drought conditions in the state are beginning to affect the Central Coast's signature oak trees June 9, 2015 Calironia

Fish and Game Commission Adopts 2014 Big-Game Tag Quotas April 18, 2014 California

G&F Deer Forecast October, 2014

Home is a safe haven for female deer January 29, 2015 California

Inyo County man arrested, charged with poaching deer December 5, 2014 California

Klamath, Siskiyou natural resources issues on tap for April meetings April 1, 2014 California

Klamath, Siskiyou natural resources issues on tap for April meetings April 1, 2014 California

Life‐history characteristics of mule deer: Effects of nutrition in a variable environment KL Monteith, VC Bleich, TR Stephenson, BM Pierce… - Wildlife Monographs, 2014

Nonnative mule deer now in Catalina Island Conservancy's cross-hairs June 6, 2014 California

Nonprofit Groups Can Raise Funds With California Hunting Tags August 29, 2014 California

Overcoming cohort effects in a mediterranean ecosystem: The role of density and precipitation on southern mule deer body mass DM Wolcott, J Asmus, FW Weckerly - The Journal of Wildlife Management, 2014

Plumas National Forest - Game refuge burn continuing today January 24, 2014 California

Preparing For The Return of Gray Wolves To California October 22, 2014

Protecting Native Habitat and Species Through Deer Population Management June 17, 2014 California

Pumas can't order in, so they eat out May 11, 2014 California

Reduction in the number of deer tags recommended April 9, 2014 California

SLO County wildlife is weathering the drought February 17, 2014 California

Sportsmen seek wildlife census of deer, lions, bears December 22, 2014 California

State's drought having pronounced effect on wildlife December 28, 2014 California

Studies planned to monitor Siskiyou deer herds April 4, 2014 California

The Wolf At The Door: California Wrestles With A Predator’s Return June 16, 2014

Thoughts on California's Wolf Listing June 6, 2014 California

Why no deer hunting during rut in California? January 14, 2014

Wildlife Conservation Board Funds Environmental Improvement and Acquisition Projects May 22, 2014 California

2013

2011 Deer Harvest Statistics

2012 California Deer Harvest Numbers Are Available! April 12, 2013

2012 California Deer Harvest Statistics

2014-15 California Hunting Tags Now Available to Nonprofit Groups September 25, 2013 California

5 men arrested in deer poaching near Merced River March 13, 2013 California

A review of the population dynamics of mule deer and black‐tailed deer Odocoileus hemionus in North America TD Forrester, HU Wittmer - Mammal Review, 2013

Archery Hunting from Boats September 5, 2013 California

Butte County Fish and Game Commission meeting discusses deer, bears and more April 26, 2013 California

Calif. may be first state to ban hunters from using lead ammo July 18, 2013 California

California deer face more challenges than ever September 21, 2013 California

California Fish and Game Commission Meets to Consider Deer and Other Hunting Regulations February 26, 2013 CDFW

California’s Rim Fire is good for the ecosystem September 1, 2013

CDFW Law Enforcement Active at Eastern Sierra Deer Opener October 1 2013 California

CDFW Opens Up Fall Deer Hunts in Merced and Siskiyou Counties June 26, 2013 California

CDFW to Hold Public Meetings on the Update to the State Wildlife Action Plan September, 2013 California

Changes to Mountain Lion Policy Yielding Positive Results August 7, 2013 California

Commission Adopts Big Game Hunting Season and 2013 Big Game Hunting Digest Now Available at Vendor and Online April 29, 2013 California

Dead deer on the roads a reason for concern October 15, 2013 California

Decline of Deer Population in Altadena November 13, 2013 California

Deer die off puzzles wildlife officials March 12, 2013 California

Deer in Decline in Siskiyou County, Public Input Not Accepted March 18, 2013 California

Fawns are food for predators in 2013 April 14, 2013 California

Fish and Wildlife Release 2012 Harvest Results with Percentages, But No Totals March 27, 2013 California

Forest Service plans deer habitat improvement burn February 14, 2013 California

G&F Forecast: California Deer Season a Special Two-Part Preview for 2013 October, 2013

Humboldt Botanical Garden, The Great Deer Roundup October 31, 2013 California

Hunting Licenses, Big Game Drawing Applications Now Available May 22, 2013 California

Lake Sonoma turns to bow hunters to manage deer population September 13, 2013 California

Mammals can Decide the Gender of Their Offspring: Study July 14, 2013 California

Millions for wildlife preservation spent elsewhere, officials say March 7, 2013 California

Monitored deer are surviving devastation of Rim fire August 29, 2013 California

Monitored deer are surviving devastation of Rim fire August 29, 2013 California

Participate in Formulating California's Wildlife Action Plan December, 2013 CDFW

Petition: California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife - Don't Allow Deer Massacre After Wildfire December, 2013

Rim Fire Impacts Deer Hunting in Stanislaus National Forest September 13, 2013 California

Scientist Chris Wilmers seeks to help cougars survive August 16, 2013 California

Stanislaus Forest may close to deer hunters September 20, 2013 California

State calls off the dogs for bear hunting January 1, 2012 California

Two Lassen County men found guilty of poaching deer March 20, 2013 Calironia

Two Lassen County men found guilty of poaching deer March 20, 2013 Calironia

Valley deer ranch finds its niche November 28, 2013 California

Wardens Go Undercover to Crack Down on Trophy Animal Sales April 16, 2013 California

Wildlife-Friendly Range Fence 2013 California

2012

A gray wolf returns to the Golden State January 9, 2012 California

As habitat disappears, so does California's deer population April 14, 2012 McClatchydc.com

Black Oak Restoration in Multiple Use Management Projects: A Case Study in California G Hurtado - 2012

California Black-tailed Deer, where are they? September 15, 2012

California Deer Are Disappearing, But Where To? - April 9, 2012

California Deer Declines and Why Habitat Matters April 13, 2012

California Deer Population Decline Blamed on Loss of Habitat May 8, 2012

California deer population declines as habitat disappears April 8, 2012

California Deer Season 2012: Hunting Forecast August 13, 2012

California Hunting Tag Auction Offers Nonprofits Chance To Help Wildlife and Raise Funds September 12, 2012

California's Strategic Vision for Fish and Wildlife Leads to New Initiatives and New Name November 15, 2012

Caught on tape: The nightlife of animals at Stanford's Jasper Ridge preserve June 1, 2012 California

Conifers overtaking oak woodlands habitat; Humboldt ranchers now eligible for conservation program March 19, 2012 California

County deer study completed May 16, 2012 California

Cuyamaca, West side trail has its own story to tell, still recovering from 2003 fire December 15, 2012 California

Deer at the Elkhorn Slough Reserve - October 12, 2012

Deer Numbers, After Labor Day, a different outdoor world September 5, 2012 California

Deer poaching reported in Anderson River Park July 23, 2012 California

Department Name Change Effective Tomorrow December 31, 2012 California

DFG Expands Online Services to Include Harvest Reporting September 14, 2012 California

DFG reminds the public to leave young wildlife alone April 16, 2012 California

Fair Game? On Lions, Hunters and Wildlife Policy April 4, 2012 California

Fallow deer still a memorable sight on Ridgewood Grade January 11, 2012, California

Firearms safety stressed as deer hunt underway in Placer County, deer numbers September 28, 2012 California

Fort Ord in CA gets national monument designation April 20, 2012 California

Glendale, Deer was killed by mountain lions in Glendale December 13, 2012 California

Hunters and wildlife both win, lottery January 25, 2012 California

Mendocino Deer Research Facility, Rooms with views: [Shippey Research and Teaching Center] May 4, 2012

Mendocino National Forest study considers factors in deer decline January 30. 2012 California

Mount Lincoln,

Mount Lincoln,

Mountain lion kills deer near Chico's Five-Mile Recreation Area September 26, 2012 California

Mountain lions to blame for thinning deer herds April 24, 2012 California, Modesto Bee

Nevada's mountain lions migrating to California October 8, 2012

New service allows online filing for California hunting, fishing harvest reports September 17, 2012

Outlook only so-so as deer season opens August 7, 2012 California

Poachers can do more harm than wolves February 29, 2012 California

Population estimate, California deer season now open September 26, 2012

Population Estimate, California deer season now open September 26, 2012

Population Estimate, California’s General Deer Season Set to Open September 5, 2012 California, CDFG

Recent rains give wildlife chance this spring March 18, 2012 California

Sierra conservation groups complete $8M deal to protect Webber Lake, Lacey Meadows November 15, 2012 California

Stockton men convicted, sentenced for deer poaching February 28, 2012 California

Surge in Calif. oak deaths worries scientists October 10, 2012 California

The Man Who Made California Safe for Mountain Lions May 30, 2012 California

Two Menlo Park Men Arrested for Spotlighting Deer September 21, 2012 California

US reneging on land deal for wildlife corridor April 2, 2012 California

Wardens arrest four in Lassen and Plumas counties poaching investigation October 26, 2012 California

Where have all the deer gone? July 1, 2012 California

Where the Deer and the Anthropoids* Play September 6, 2012 California

Wildfires and wildlife: How and why animals survived the Wye Fire August 22, 2012 California

Wildlife Conservation Board Funds Environmental Improvement and Acquisition Projects August 31, 2012 California

Wildlife habitat patterns changing November 17, 2012 California

Wildlife habitat patterns changing November 17, 2012 California

Wolf expert to speak in Yreka [Wolf Population Model] May 1, 2012 California

Yuba County says no to doe hunts January 17, 2012 California

2011

Big Game Draw applications show increase July 19, 2011 California

Big game fund-raising opportunities expected to generate over $300,000 for wildlife conserevation December 7, 2011 California

Big Government Wildlife Meddling September 13, 2011 California

Blacktail association hosts historic summit (decline in deer population in area that could support 55 per square kilomenter) March 14, 2011 California

CAL FIRE Preps For Monterey Co. Burn November 2, 2011 California

California Wardens Break Up Deer Poaching Ring June 24, 2011

Canyon Springs development: Traffic congestion, wildlife, environment among concerns July 13, 2011 California

Channel Islands: Clan leaves Vail & Vickers ranch December 2, 2011 California

Chesbro bills move forward after winning approval from the Assembly Lake County News June 26, 2011 California

Closures on Santa Rosa Island announced for final deer and elk hunts August 17, 2011 California,

Despite high-profile mountain lion incidents, encounters with people are down April 5, 2011 California

DFG biologist says San Diego deer herd healthy, stable October 22, 2011 California

DFG lambasted over move to eliminate game refuges May 4, 2011 California

Duplicate Deer Tag Report Cards Inadvertently Mailed to Hunters August 15, 2011 CDFG

Grand, new addition to national park system: Coastal ranch north of Half Moon Bay December 13, 2011

Humane Society and California Fish and Game continue war on poaching November 5, 2011

Land deal preserves critical deer habitat September 3, 2011, California

Lone wolf crosses into California December 29, 2011

Luring mountain lions to learn to live amongst them June 2, 2011 California

Might it be time to consider a mountain lion hunting season? April 8, 2011 California

National Park Service to eliminate deer, elk on Channel Island October 12, 2011 California

Next steps for Siskiyou deer plan April 8, 2011 California

On mountain lion patrol in the California wilds April 20, 2011

Opposition mounts against California refuge closure May 13, 2011

Poaching Problem? February 5, 2011 California

Sacramento River: The best and worst outdoors stories of the year December 30, 2011 California

Santa Rosa Island: End of an era on Santa Rosa Island November 13, 2011 California

Siskiyou supervisors want input on deer management January 14, 2011 California

Steve Merlo: State government continues to make ill-informed decisions June 2, 2011 California

Ted Nugent shouldn't support deer baiting April 20, 2011 California

Wildlife Conservation Board funds environmental improvement and acquisition projects December 8, 2011 California

A Deer Population Model for California (2009) IS RESOURCE DEPRESSION THE SAME AS POPULATION DEPRESSION? MODELING ARTIODACTYL POPULATION DEMOGRAPHICS UNDER HUMAN PREDATION,

A review of the population dynamics of mule deer and black‐tailed deer Odocoileus hemionus in North America TD Forrester, HU Wittmer - Mammal Review, 2013

Aerial survey estimates of fallow deer abundance [PDF] 2012

Apprentice Deer Hunts to be Held in Santa Clara County August 14, 2010 California

B-zone deer population holding steady September 17, 2014 California

Bidwell Park, Deer back in Bidwell Park pen December 5, 2012 California

Black-tailed deer in decline August 23, 2010 California

Butte County Fish and Game Commission talks deer, salmon and more April 20, 2017 California

California Deer Association | Conserving California's Deer and ... October 10, 2010

California's Strategic Vision for Fish and Wildlife Leads to New Initiatives and New Name November 15, 2012

CDFW Releases Conservation and Management Plan for California Elk Populations December 13, 2018

Community interactions webs are changed by deer browse in maritime chaparral shrublands August 10, 2010 California

Cougar numbers on rise November 3, 2010 California

Cuyamaca, West side trail has its own story to tell, still recovering from 2003 fire December 15, 2012 California

Decline of black-tailed deer in California September 3, 2010

Deer decline prompts study August 26, 2010 California

Economic analysis of deer management alternatives on public lands in Northern California 1996

Evolution of City Deer September 16, 2010 California

Federal Wildlife Services makes a killing in animal-control business November 18, 2012 California

Human actions set the future of wildlife in the Santa Monicas August 11, 2010 California

Law limits DFG on spending of funds October 2, 2010 California

Living Lightly on the Pass December 14, 2010 California

Loomis: Neighbors concerned about deer hunting October 1, 2010 California

Mount Lincoln, What about the deer? (on Mount Lincoln) December 13, 2012 California

Mountain lion data

Predators and Prey—A Case of Imbalance Mountain Lions and the North Kings Deer Herd June, 1989 California

Mountain Lion Population in Santa Monica Mountains November 11, 2010 California

New Study Tries to Unlock Reasons for Black-tailed Deer Decline August 7, 2010 California

New tunnels in Santa Cruz Mountains will provide cougars safe passage October 15, 2015 California

Oh, deer: Herds shrink as human impact expands October 4, 2007 California

Picture of Mountain Lions, Why are there no deer in California October, 2010 California Predators Club

Predators and Prey—A Case of Imbalance Mountain Lions and the North Kings Deer Herd

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RMEF Opens Prime Elk Habitat in California May 31, 2013 California

Siskiyou supervisors: County targets deer hunting February 2. 2011 California

State agency looks at eliminating some game refuges 9/28/2010 California

State quietly studying proposal to end hunting ban in game refuges November 7, 2010 California

State's deer population appears to be plummeting August 23, 2010 California