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By Parker Heinlein
Outdoor Columnist 

Watch out for those deer


March 23, 2016

Forget about wolves and bears, watch out for the deer.

A university researcher in Indiana warns that many midwestern communities may soon be overrun with whitetails because twice as many fawns survive in urban areas compared to rural.

Tim Carter, a biology professor at Ball State, tracked deer in and around Bloomington, Indiana in 2013-14. He found that coyotes caused 92 percent of the deaths of 8-week-old fawns in rural areas while vehicle collisions killed 17 percent of the fawns in urban areas.

“We were surprised by the sheer number of fawns able to reach adulthood in an urban area,”...

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