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  •  Oops, no, that was 395 over the course of the two (3+ / 0-)
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    Onomastic, Kevskos, Ed in Montana

    seasons. The early season opened November 3, and coincided with the firearms deer hunting season. It closed after two weeks, and 196 kills were registered. The late season started November 24 and ran until the quota was reached. They had a target of 400, and they reached 395 registered kills by January 2. The last ten, which took the total to 405, were registered on the final day of the season. Had they not reached the quota, the season would have ended anyway on January 31.
          As I said above, the estimated population was around 3,000 in Minnesota. I believe they had something like 56% males among the registered kills, so the packs will probably be okay. Of course, it's hard to say whether the kills were evenly spread among packs. I'd guess that there were probably a few packs located in more accessible (to humans) areas that were hit hard, while other packs may have been untouched. That has not been studied as yet.

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    We are men of action; lies do not become us.

    by ER Doc on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 08:32:47 PM PST

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