Tragic winter losses

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Does "Tragic winter losses" mean "Tragic winter deer losses (the number of deers starved to death)"?

Thanks in advance

The Lesson of the Kaibab

Hunting permits are issued to keep the deer in balance with their range. Predators are protected to help keep herds in balance with food supplies. Tragic winter losses can be checked by keeping the number of deer near the carrying capacity of the range.

-Biology Corner

  • sdgraham

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    Yes. The Kaibab in Arizona is a classic and oft-quoted example of what happens when deer (NOT deers) overpopulate their winter range.

    Whether it's "tragic" depends upon one's viewpoint. Nature doesn't care how populations are reduced to the carrying capacity of their winter range.
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