Never-ending winter a real killer for wildlife May 4, 2013 Wisconsin

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Never-ending winter a real killer for wildlife May 4, 2013 Wisconsin,  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
... Reports of starved deer  ... The Winter Severity Index is kept between Dec. 1 and April 30...  "This is one of those cases where the index has to be supplemented with common sense." ... Zeckmeister said DNR wildlife staff was "ratcheting down" deer harvest quotas in response to the winter conditions. In some units in northwestern Wisconsin, the kill quotas have been reduced 30% to 50% from the original recommendations...

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