Heavy Snow Creates Concerns About Deer December 9, 2011 Alaska

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Heavy Snow Creates Concerns About Deer December 9, 2011 Alaska, Cordova Times

... “The snow that really impacts the deer populations isn’t this time of year; it’s heavy snowfall in March and April that hurts. The deer usually lose about 25 percent of their weight over the winter, and if more snow comes late in the spring while they are weak, that’s when they are in trouble.” ... Sitka blacktail deer are not native to Prince William Sound. A report titled, “Game Transplants in Alaska,” by O.E. Burris and D.E. McKnight, published in 1973 ... states “in 1916 the Cordova Chamber of Commerce arranged for eight deer from Sitka to be released ... 

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