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A deer herd that should be growing, is not

MYSTERY surrounds the dismal deer hunting seasons that many hunters experienced in recent months, for the herd has not rebounded at a normal pace, despite mild winters.

What’s happening in the deer range of northern Wisconsin is on a lot of people’s minds as the archery season enters its final weeks. There continue to be reports of low

Monday, December 24, 2012 6:20 PM
Last Updated on Monday, December 24, 2012 6:30 PM
 

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+2 #1 2012-12-24 18:51
The only answer to this is Habitat. Most public state, county, and National forest land in the Eagle River area is old growth. There needs to be clear and selective cuts throughout the area. Without that you can have all the mild winters and restricted doe hunts you want. Maintaining and mixing in young thick growth habitat throughout the area means everything to deer and other wildlife for food and cover from predators. Habitat is the only answer as far as I'm concerned. I've been a North Woods deer hunter since 1980 and it's getting very hard to find good public land habitat.
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