Severe Winter of 1992-93

Oregon Deer Population, Management News and Information Archive


April 6, 1993

The winter of 1992-93 took a severe toll on Baker County deer herds.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s spring deer counts show the effects of five months of cold and deep snow.

The most important statistic — the ratio of fawns to adults — was a meager 6 to 1 in the Sumpter Unit and 7 to 1 in the Keating Unit. Last December the numbers were 43 to 1 for Sumpter and 37 to 1 for Keating.


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