Northern Nevada’s wildlife-rich range designated as Area 6 has supported as many as 30,000 deer. Now, with more than 1 million acres of the prime habitat devastated by recent wildfires, biologists estimate that the ravaged landscape can support only about 6,000. As a result, Gov. Kenny Guinn approved the largest emergency hunt in state history on Monday, making 1,000 doe tags available to resident hunters to prevent large numbers of deer from dying of exposure and starvation. He called the plan “sad but necessary.” Here’s the story.