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Bill de Vergie, a Colorado Division of Wildlife area manager, answers questions Monday night at the Rio Blanco County Fairgrounds during the DOW’s meeting to discuss the decline in the White River deer herd. DOW managers and biologists discussed the affects of habitats and predators on deer herds.

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DOW discusses options to improve declining White River deer herd

More than 70 people crowded into a Rio Blanco County Fairgrounds building Monday night to hear Colorado Division of Wildlife managers and biologists discuss the decline in the White River deer herd. Biologist Darby Finley and mammals researcher Chuck Anderson joined DOW managers Bill de Vergie and Bailey Franklin to discuss the hunting area surrounding Meeker. Finley told those in attendance that the White River deer herd has declined between 30 and 40 percent since 2000.


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