High habitats

Lack of snow offers easy grazing, but future problems loom

Low snow depths allow mule deer and elk herds to move and utilize more habitat in the winter, preventing the damage that happens when deep snows prevent animals from moving into ungrazed areas.



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Low snow depths allow mule deer and elk herds to move and utilize more habitat in the winter, preventing the damage that happens when deep snows prevent animals from moving into ungrazed areas.

In those winters when snow piles up to the eaves and fences are hidden by billowing drifts, wildlife managers gird for the time when forage finally runs out and some sort of alternative…




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