Spring's here; not there April 5, 2012 Montana

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Spring's here; not there April 5, 2012 Montana, Great Falls Tribune

... in the high country ... snowfall is above normal  ... Fat stores are down to nothing for deer and elk. "When we come into April and even sometimes the first week of May, that is the tough time," said ... Graham Taylor, head of wildlife for Fish, Wildlife & Parks in Great Falls... There is little nutrition in forage right now ...As grazers, elk fare better than deer, which are browsers. The elk eat grass, the deer browse on buds and twigs...

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