Hard Winter Strikes Northern Minnesota Whitetail
An above average year for snowfall is having a hard impact on northern Minnesota's deer, with the potential for more deaths over the next month. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is reporting more dead whitetail found in the woods with counts expected to rise over the next few weeks. The Republic has a write on the situation.
This winter is already above average and could become classified as severe if there's no significant snowmelt by April, the DNR said. A study of northern Minnesota fawn mortality that took place between 1991 and 2005 showed the rate more than doubled in an above average winter when compared with an average winter.