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Shrinking deer population in West spurs new push for answers, action
Shrinking deer population in West spurs new push for answers, action
Joshua Rhett Miller

By Joshua Rhett Miller
Published July 15, 2014

Jan. 10, 2013: A stuck mule deer buck struggles unsuccessfully to get off the ice of a frozen-over lake in Golden, Colo. The number of mule deer in Colorado has declined more than 36 percent from 2005 to 2013, latest figures show. (AP/Brennan Linsley)

The number of deer in Colorado and other parts of the West is rapidly declining, including a 36 percent drop among mule deer in the Centennial State from 2005 through last year, and a reported drop of at least 10 percent throughout the region.

Brutal winters followed by extremely dry summers, loss of habitat due to commercial and residential development and predators like coyotes and mountain lions are factors in the decline, Matt Robbins, spokesman for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, told
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They probably got sucked up into the polar vortex. Dodgy I'm sure someone will find a way to blame the decline on lead exposure.
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