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Declining Mule Deer Population in the West
This article details the differences in the population trends of mule deer (mostly in the west) and whitetail (in the east). I found it interesting, but I'd be more interested in hearing opinions from folks here about what they've seen/experienced. I haven't hunted in a while, so I can't speak intelligently on the subject.
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Understanding wildlife management....making the correct decisions on actions to take....is as complicated as open heart surgery. There are so many factors that enter into the game that it is often very difficult to know for sure what to do. If you have an interest in this discipline, and apparently you do based on your request for opinions, then I urge you to do a little "homework" and research the writings on this subject of Dr. Aldo Leoplod, the "Father" of wildlife management in the USA. Start with his studies of the Kaibab Plateau deer population and its primary predator, the cougar or panther. I could go on and on, but I won't.....
FWIW, seems I see more mule deer inside the city limits than any place else.
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