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Fri October 5, 2012
Isaac's flooding killed many fawns in Southeast Louisiana
Hurricane Isaac killed so many fawns in parts of southeast Louisiana that Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission is limiting the deer season in Plaquemines and St. Bernard parishes and the Lake Maurepas Basin.
The archery season remains the same, but others are shortened and limited to bucks.
Dates also were changed in several wildlife management areas.
In Plaquemines Parish, biologists report high fawn mortality, moderate adult deer mortality and severe damage to habitat from salt water shock and storm surge debris.
There was light adult deer mortality but high fawn mortality in lower marshlands in St. Bernard Parish, mostly outside the floodwall.
Biologists say adult deer mortality was light to moderate in the Lake Maurepas Basin, but nearly 90 percent of the fawns were killed.