The Creswell Chronicle -

2018 Big Game Preview

 

August 23, 2018

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Hard winters often play havoc with big game herds, making forage harder to find and causing deer and elk to be more vulnerable to predators as they are forced to struggle through deep snow. For that reason, hunters often breathe a sigh of relief when winters are mild. But surprisingly, it may not benefit big game as much as we might think. While deer may show increased survival through a light winter, it often doesn't make much difference to elk, which, because of their size and strength fare about as well in harsh winters as mild ones. Deer will stick to their traditional winter range even...



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