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Environment & Climate Change

Deer need a break from UP snow “and they need it soon”

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Spring snow is threatening deer in the Upper Peninsula.

This truly is the winter of our discontent – even if spring officially arrived a month ago.

As challenging as the snow, ice, and flood advisories are across the Lower Peninsula, snow has really hammered the Upper Peninsula. In just one example, more than two feet of snow fell in Menominee over the weekend. Some drifts were ten feet high. And that snow is threatening deer in the U.P.

To explain why this snow is putting deer at risk, Terry Minzey from the Department of Natural Resources joined Stateside today.

Listen above to hear him explain why spring is such a critical time for deer – especially for those in their last trimester of pregnancy and for those developing antlers. You’ll also hear him explain how much more snow these deer can likely take, and what consequences of the extended snowfall we might see.

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