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Biologists optimistic for deer season in Juneau area


August 10, 2017

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Wildlife biologists say all indications point to a good season for deer hunters in the Juneau area.

During surveys this spring, biologists counted an increase in pellets, and as such, they're expecting an increase in successful hunts.

Biologists count “pellet groups” — piles of droppings —to assess the health of deer populations in different areas around the southeast region of the state, the Juneau Empire reported.

Alaska Department of Fish and Game regional supervisor Ryan Scott said the amount of pellet groups can't be directly tied to a number of deer, as...

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