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Diminishing herd: The White River deer herd has declined as much as 40 percent since 2003.

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Declining White River deer herd a concern for wildlife officials, hunters, business community

The decline in the White River mule deer herd has been a focal point of concern in Rio Blanco County as hunting season approaches and the Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife has taken notice. Biologist Darby Finley, mammals researcher Chuck Anderson and Division of Parks and Wildlife managers Bill de Vergie and Bailey Franklin have ideas about how to improve the herd numbers and want the community’s thoughts.

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