Fall survey: North Dakota mule deer numbers down

Biologists counted 2,548 mule deer, down from 3,003 in 2016, in the aerial survey in October. The buck-to-doe ratio of 0.32 (0.48 in 2016) was lower than the long-term average of 0.43 bucks per doe, while the fawn-to-doe ratio of 0.76 (0.90 in 2016) was down from the long-term average of 0.91 fawns per doe.

Nevada wildlife officials might restrict shed hunting

The concern is that hunting for antlers can disturb deer and elk populations. Nevada wildlife officials are considering a ban on the antler hunting from Jan. 1 through April 14, a time when deer and elk foraging activity is critical.

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