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Special Hunts Continue to Assist with White-tailed Deer Population Control
Southwest Region, December 20, 2000
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In order to stablize the increasing deer population and balance skewed sex ratios on Sequoyah NWR, state-drawn muzzleloader hunts continued for the fifth year on the refuge. The five hunts (2-youth, 3-adult)were successful in harvesting over 100 does for the third straight year. As the refuge and surrounding deer populations continue to increase, habitat degradation and agricultural losses have increased. Although it may be too soon to know for sure, trend data at the refuge suggests that our hunts are successful at reducing population growth and balancing sex ratios.

Contact Info: Martin Valdez, 505-248-6599, martin_valdez@fws.gov
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