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So far, southeast Alaska deer season going well


JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The population of black-tailed deer in southeast Alaska appears to have rebounded from harsh winters years ago, and the hunting is going well.

The Juneau Empire reports that hunters and biologists are seeing a healthy deer population.

Hunter Darrel Wetherall says the population appears to have rebounded from a tough 2006-2007 winter. Snowfall at the Juneau International Airport that year reached a record of 197.8 inches; the following winter also had an above-average snowpack. Doe season closed early in 2007 and 2008 in Unit 4, which covers Admiralty, Baranof and Chi...

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