Deer Herd Feeling Winter’s Impact

The northeastern Minnesota deer herd is showing the impact of a harsh winter, according to Department of Natural Resources officials who are finding dead deer around the region.

White-tailed deer, image courtesy MN DNR
White-tailed deer, image courtesy MN DNR

Minnesota Public Radio has the story HERE.

Cold temperatures and deep snow challenge deer in winter, and this winter both snow depth and temperatures have been more severe than normal.  The conditions make it more difficult for deer to find food and put whitetails at a disadvantage against wolves, their main predator.

Officials expect to see more deer mortality in the coming weeks.

Wilderness News Online reported earlier about the matter HERE.

All material © Copyright 2017 Quetico Superior Foundation        Web Site Privacy Policy        Home        Wilderness News        Contact Us

Because you care about Wilderness

Stay up to date with news from the BWCAW, Quetico, and the border lakes canoe country region straight to your inbox.