OUT: DOW eyeing number of bucks

Commission likely to give intense study to doe portion of state’s deer population

COLORADO DIVISION OF WILDLIFE/Special to The Daily Sentinel
THIS FAWN WEARS a radio collar as part of a deer survival study on the Uncompahgre Plateau. While some deer herds are continuing to increase to number, others aren’t responding as well as wildlife managers had expected. Several theories are being tested, including whether higher buck numbers along with an older doe population affect overall reproduction rates.



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COLORADO DIVISION OF WILDLIFE/Special to The Daily Sentinel
THIS FAWN WEARS a radio collar as part of a deer survival study on the Uncompahgre Plateau. While some deer herds are continuing to increase to number, others aren’t responding as well as wildlife managers had expected. Several theories are being tested, including whether higher buck numbers along with an older doe population affect overall reproduction rates.

With the start of the 2008 general big-game hunting season less than two weeks away, the Colorado Wildlife Commission could be accused of being a bit premature by focusing on the 2010-2014…




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