Thursday, December 14, 2006

News: Growing Deer Population

As the deer herds keep growing stronger in numbers the states are forced to think of new ways of controlling the herds. In many places the elusive whitetail deer is not so elusive anymore. Especially in urban areas and in the suburbs deer are now a common sight in backyards where they have become a nuisance to many hobby gardeners. In recent years the exploding deer population was the cause for a dramatic increase of deer/car collisions.

In desperation to control the deer herds many wildlife agencies open up new hunting opportunities for bowhunters and, or extend the hunting season. The city of Colstrip, Montana has adopted a plan to control the size of its deer population within its city limits. This plan gives archery hunters a special season with liberal harvest tags. Read the full article here.

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