Forty-five inches of snow plus sub-zero temperatures equals no food for mule deer in Colorado’s Gunnison Basin, according to a Denver Post article. Last week, the state Division of Wildlife announced an emergency feeding program to prevent massive deer mortality.
For the full story, check out this timeline of articles from the Post.
Jan. 9: DOW moves to prevent massive deer die off
Jan. 11: State aids socked-in Gunnison deer
Money OK’d to prevent deer die-off
Jan. 17: Deer-feeding volunteers overwhelm DOW