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Maine Governor Signs Legislation To Rebuild State's Deer Herd

Published 05/24/12
By Associated Press

With hopes of rebuilding a deer herd that has shrunk sharply in parts of Maine, Gov. Paul LePage has signed legislation to implement strategies that include restoring habitats that shelter the animals in the winter and thinning out the population of their main predator, the coyote. One concern that has prompted the new laws signed May 21 is that areas known as "deer yards" have been lost due to logging and to spruce budworms, pests that have killed large tracts of forest.

Link: Huffington Post

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