The Cordova Times - Deer mortality estimated at 80% in some areas

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Posted 11/30/2012

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Since being introduced in 1916 by the Cordova Chamber of Commerce, Prince William Sound's Sitka black-tailed deer population has thrived, even to an extreme at times. However, following last winter's record snowfall, biologists say the population has fallen to an all time low. State managers are preparing to close the season on Dec. 7, about a month shy of normal, with federal managers looking to close the subsistence season for does at the same time.

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