Deer Herd Stressed From Prolonged Winter April 25, 2013

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Deer Herd Stressed From Prolonged Winter April 25, 2013 DoorCountyDailyNews.com
... The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Health Team recently investigated an area in Southern Door County with extremely high deer numbers where the natural winter browse has been depleted and dead deer have been reported.   “The situation was very indicative of malnutrition,” according to Jeff Pritzl, DNR Northeast District wildlife supervisor... In northern units, local biologists are also seeing stressed deer and have had reports of some starvation losses...


Spring Snow Puts Stress on Northland Deer April 25, 2013 Wisconsin, Northland's NewsCenter
...  Wisconsin DNR Wildlife Biologist Greg Kessler. "Some of the deer do look pretty thin. You can see hip bones and things like that. Those deer, if they can forage right away, they'll do really well. If we see another snow storm like this, we probably would see a significant loss." ...


Hard Wisconsin winter killing some deer April 24, 2013 WISN Home
... in the northeast portion of the state, wildlife health officers investigated an area in Door County with extremely high deer numbers, where the natural winter browse has been depleted and dead deer have been reported...

Beating Cabin Fever, Deer Observations April 24, 2013 Wisconsin, The Sun
... I did notice a lot more deer coming out to feed in open fields before we got this last white dumping. DNR heavily controlled doe kills have knocked herd numbers down despite the calls from hunters to manage a larger deer herd. Crop damage and car accidents are putting pressure on the DNR to cut deer herds. All that pressure from insurance claims seem to have put deer hunters’ wishes of bigger herds on the back burner...


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