Winter could impact deer herd health November 13, 2012 Michigan

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Winter could impact deer herd health November 13, 2012 Michigan, Cheboygan Daily Tribune
... no single factor can be as damaging to the area deer herd as a hard winter ... So far this fall has been colder than in recent years, potentially a prelude to a long winter... "We use the Winter Severity Index to gauge how tough the winter is on deer,"  ... The WSI system uses current weather data from the National Climatic Data Center, as well local information on air temperature, wind speed, and precipitation ... Ashley Hippler, northern Michigan deer specialist with the DNR.


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