deer numbers fluxuate every place they study them in, some years you'll see an average amount of deer other years you'll see below or even above average numbers.
When you consider the facts that deer die off from natural causes along with hunting harvests, some are killed by vehicles in traffic, and some are killed by predators
it makes me wonder how any deer manage to make it from one year to the next.
How about weather in your hunting area, if the weather's been funky over the last few years it may be an indication that the deer food sources weren't as productive as they were in years past.
There's many things to consider when you're not seeing the amount of deer you normaly see but most times the numbers will bounce back to what you consider to be normal numbers..
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