DNR says deer herd not harmed by severe weather April 5, 2019 Wisconsin

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DNR says deer herd not harmed by severe weather April 5, 2019 Wisconsin, WSAU News
... The winter started mild and ended severe, but the majority of the Northwoods deer herd appears to have survived it..,

...  a reflection of a continued recovery from lower deer numbers in northern Wisconsin. The northern deer herd ... was hit hard by especially tough winters in 2012-13 and 2013-14...  winters of 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 were considered mild ...This year conditions improved early enough to allow deer good access to food ..,

Winter Impact on Deer May 22, 2019 Wisconsin, Bow Hunting
...  2018-19 winter a “moderate” overall rating with small regional smatterings of “severe.” ... Winters have usually been non-events since 1985-86. The WSI reached or exceeded 80 (severe) only five times the past 33 winters: 1988-89, 1995-96, 1996-97, 2000-01 and 2013-14.  In contrast, the WSI reached “severe” and beyond 10 times from 1960 through 1985-86 ...

... For the first time in 10 years, no deer management unit will be restricted to buck-only deer seasons, and even the far northern counties have at least some limited antlerless hunting opportunities... “The “severe” 2018/2019 winter may have slowed population growth but did not cause large population decline..,


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