Harsh winter may lead to deer deaths Submitted: 01/31/2014
MADISON - The harsh winter may be too much for some deer. The Wisconsin DNR wants people to help keep track of the problem by reporting any dead deer they see. Last year's significant snow and cold that persisted into May resulted in lower deer numbers going into the 2013 fall seasons. The agency set antlerless permit numbers at their lowest levels since the 1990s.

Frigid conditions over the last two months aren't looking good for the herd, especially in places like the northwoods, where deer numbers have been declining. DNR officials think no antlerless permits or extremely limited numbers of antlerless permits may be necessary in many northern counties this fall to help the herd recover. Agency officials wanted to remind people that feeding deer is prohibited in chronic wasting disease areas. (Copyright 2014 Associated Press - All Rights Reserved)

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