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Fawn survival up due to mild winter

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NCW — Local biologists have been seeing lots of fawns this spring, and they think it’s thanks to the generally mild winter.

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife surveys of mule deer herds in Chelan and Okanogan counties are showing significantly higher rates of fawns per 100 adult deer, biologists said.

Okanogan County biologists counted over 3,100 mule deer and counted some 45 fawns per 100 adults — significantly better than the average over the last 20 years, said Wildlife…

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