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The Mule Deer Dilemma

Joe Bell July 23, 2014

I’ve bowhunted mule deer all over Western landscapes the past 10 years, traveling across several mountain states, including my own, Arizona, as well as Nevada, Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico. Based on these on-the-ground assessments, as well as verbal and written assessments from wildlife managers, I’m baffled by the muley’s dwindling numbers. Strong deer numbers prevailed in some regions I hunted, with plenty of good bucks holding in pockets. In other areas, the population was…

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CWD: Uncertainty Plagues Scent Manufacturers

Patrick Durkin June 6, 2014

Few things are certain about chronic wasting disease except that it’s incurable, always fatal, and now infects wild deer and/or elk in two Canadian provinces and 20 states; and captive herds in two provinces and 14 states. Beyond those basic facts, CWD remains a frustrating, politically charged disease that keeps spawning more questions than answers. For instance, scientists can’t say for certain how CWD spreads in elk and deer herds, but most believe it’s transmitted by animal…

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CWD Forecast Grim

Patrick Durkin August 20, 2013

According to Amery, Wis. veterinarian David Clausen, “Just because we love deer hunting, and deer have significant social and economic value in Wisconsin, CWD will do what CWD does. It will expand geographically and intensify in prevalence. It doesn’t matter if we approve or not, or if we find it inconvenient to our interests. Eventually, CWD will reduce deer populations, and probably cause broader ecological, landscape-wide consequences, not only in Wisconsin, but our neighboring states.”

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