Animals hard to find this hunting season in western Colorado

Deer will nibble on dried grass when their preferred shrubs aren’t available but these senescent grasses offer very little nutritional value. Last year’s drought caused grasses and shrubs to go dormant early.



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Deer will nibble on dried grass when their preferred shrubs aren’t available but these senescent grasses offer very little nutritional value. Last year’s drought caused grasses and shrubs to go dormant early.

It didn’t take long for hunters this fall to realize something was different. Reports from hunters across the Western Slope said animals were hard to find, even in places where abundant…




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