Colorado Wildlife Under Stress After Recent Snowfalls

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As everyone in the Front Range digs out from the record snowfall, please keep in mind the stresses our wildlife also face.

Most deer and elk will move after a storm and are more vulnerable to cars and dogs. If dogs start chasing them, they can have difficulty moving in snow this deep and become exhausted and easy prey.

The Division of Wildlife asks that you keep an eye on your dogs to prevent them from chasing wildlife. We encourage you to enjoy this opportune time to view wildlife in their natural habitat, while respecting their space.

Please remember it is illegal to feed deer and elk.