Lost generation

Shortage of bucks frustrating hunters, biologists

When a generation of fawns is lost, as happened in the Gunnison Basin during the winter of 2007-08, it takes a few years for the missing deer to be noticed. Approximately half of all deer fawns are bucks, and recently biologists and hunters are saying there are fewer mature bucks in the units around Gunnison.



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When a generation of fawns is lost, as happened in the Gunnison Basin during the winter of 2007-08, it takes a few years for the missing deer to be noticed. Approximately half of all deer fawns are bucks, and recently biologists and hunters are saying there are fewer mature bucks in the units around Gunnison.

As this page reported Sunday, deer-hunting licenses in the Gunnison Basin will see a slight increase this fall thanks to a growing deer herd. However, the story isn’t limited to what is…




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