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Park Service aiming to shoot more deer on Apostles

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Whitetail deer are swimming their way into trouble on the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, and park officials are gunning for them.

This week the park announced plans to expand deer hunting opportunities starting in 2007, with new archery seasons and an expanded muzzleloader season aimed at killing more deer.

Park resource managers are concerned that deer, which historically have not lived on the islands, are moving in and eating a rare plant called the Canada yew.

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