One question for the DNR

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One question for the DNR. Now that you have a 10 year plan for out deer, will you share with us the projected deer population for the state and the end of the 10 year period.

With any plan comes projections, why not share them?
 

JBowers

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The plan projects a direction not an absolute population, i.e. slight reduction from a statewide perspective. However, when means of accomplishing the goal were to be included, most were rejected. Since we still have some urban planning ahead, perhaps we can achieve pop. reductions in these counties. Archery may help a little. Given where we are now that should put the population in the 1.0 - 1.2 million range in 10 years.

 

reylamb

Senior Member
John, 2 questions:

1. Wouldn't that number just maintain the current herd level with no growth and no reduction?

2. Is that best for the long-term health of the herd? With human population growth and urban sprawl more and more of the habitat is being lost, will the available projected resources be able to sustain the herd and still maintain the overall health of the herd in it's current state? In other words, is the 1.0 -1.2 million range best for the herd with the current human expansion?
 

JBowers

Senior Member
reylamb said:
John, 2 questions:

1. Wouldn't that number just maintain the current herd level with no growth and no reduction?

2. Is that best for the long-term health of the herd? With human population growth and urban sprawl more and more of the habitat is being lost, will the available projected resources be able to sustain the herd and still maintain the overall health of the herd in it's current state? In other words, is the 1.0 -1.2 million range best for the herd with the current human expansion?
Both of these questions seem to assume an equal distribution. GENERALLY, the same number can be maintained under various distributions.
 
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