In northern Maine, deer herd shrinks despite efforts to rebu

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In northern Maine, deer herd shrinks despite efforts to rebu

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Apr 13, 2014 5:06 am

In northern Maine, deer herd shrinks despite efforts to rebuild it
Programs to control coyotes and provide food are no match for the effects of severe winters and loss of habitat on Maine’s whitetail population.
By Deirdre Fleming

Hal Blood recalls how he used to snowmobile at the north end of Moosehead Lake and see deer by the thousands. Now he sees only a few hundred. And where Blood, a registered Maine Guide, ice fishes on state conservation land near Jackman at the northwestern corner of Maine, the deer are simply gone, he said. “I used to see deer lying up in the ridges. That whole Moose River valley 25 years ago was unbelievable. But there aren’t any deer there any more,” Blood said..

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