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LDWF assessing Hurricane Isaac's impact on deer

From Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

-- Louisiana biologists are assessing the impact of Hurricane Isaac on the deer populations in parishes flooded by the storm.

Flood conditions created by Isaac’s heavy rainfall moved deer out of normal habitat and, in some instances, resulted in deer mortalities. Biologists are working to determine the overall effect on the deer herd within impacted areas of the state. Aerial, waterborne and ground surveys will continue throughout September.

The data collected would be utilized by the Deer Program manager to develop any recommendations for changes to the upcoming deer season which, if needed, would be presented to the Wildlife and Fisheries Commission meeting Oct. 4.

For more information, contact Scott Durham at (225)765-2351 or email sdurham@wlf.la.gov.

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