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Thu., Oct. 17, 2013, 11:07 a.m.

Research pegs decline of mule deer in West

Idaho deer hunting might be tougher this year. A hard winter killed lots of mule deer fawns. (Rich Landers)
Idaho deer hunting might be tougher this year. A hard winter killed lots of mule deer fawns. (Rich Landers)

WILDLIFE -- Tough times for mule deer.

Western states search for reason mule deer populations declining
A recent report from the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies found mule deer populations in Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, North Dakota and Saskatchewan were in decline, and that, while Montana's mule deer populations in the central and eastern regions of the state were generally stable, the numbers in Western Montana were decreasing.

--Billings Gazette




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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