January 27, 2023

Maine Losing More Deer To Severe Winter

“Ravana says there are preliminary indications that, while this year’s more severe than average winter is likely to cause significant deer mortality, several factors will keep the numbers lower than the winters of 2008/2009.”<<<Read More>>>

*Editor’s Note* – The deer population in Maine was significantly higher going into the back to back winters of 2008/2009 than what existed going into this winter. The deer population never recovered to those same numbers heading into this harsh winter. While the deer mortality this year may show numbers less than 2008 and 2009, the combined result may put Maine back to square one where the state was at the end of 2009.

Perhaps a slight reprieve may be the results of a handful of places where predator control took place this winter.