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More on Muskrat Populations
Numerous articles are popping up about the drastic decline in muskrat populations. I've noticed this but wasn't sure if it was just me or a real trend. Looks like it's for real, but nobody seems to have any answers explaining why. In a recent Tribune-Review article I found this statistic amazing: In Pennsylvania the muskrat harvest went from 621,111 in 1984 to 74,059 in 2008. A huge drop, and the article reports that the number of muskrat trappers has remained about the same throughout that time. You can read the rest of the article here: Muskrat Population Suffers Drastic Decline.