Mild winter good news for deer February 13, 2016 Minnesota

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Mild winter good news for deerFebruary 13, 2016 Minnesota, Virginiamn
... according to the Winter Severity Index (WSI) put out by the DNR, the weather so far has put very little stress on the animals ... The result of two extreme winters — in 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 — was that ‘bucks only’ was the mandate across the Northland during all hunting seasons ... Fawn production should be excellent in spring 2016 ...

Weather big factor in deer mortality August 20, 2016 Minnesota, Hibbing Daily Tribune
... 2013 and 2014 had 40 inches and 30 inches of snow, respectively. Both years were of course poor deer years, and in 2013 the DNR even reported one of Minnesota’s worst fawn crops since 1996... The mix of woods and fields around the Iron Range is better for fawn survival than the dense forested regions of Lake County...

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