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Re: Winterkill
« Reply #75 on: January 12, 2022, 05:43:05 PM »
I see after the Winter of 96/97 this could be just as BAD for the deer herds. That's when the state put a 3 pt. minimum on Muley & Some whites..
We just saw pics of Deer up to they're necks in snow! They can't feed or hardly move through these conditions They will surely starve, succome to this bad situiation... I really hope some local farmer's will step up and put out Alfalfa for them... clean the pastures
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Most was left in the shed with the gate open.  Last year hay was still there when the deer left around the 1st of February.

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Re: Winterkill
« Reply #76 on: January 12, 2022, 05:54:17 PM »
I ain't got no deer to feed, don't even fence in the hay pile anymore, which not too long ago that woulda been a bad idea. 

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Re: Winterkill
« Reply #77 on: January 12, 2022, 05:59:27 PM »
That 2nd pic is awesome
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Re: Winterkill
« Reply #78 on: January 12, 2022, 08:45:36 PM »
WDFW talks about supplemental feeding here on page 37. https://wdfw.wa.gov/sites/default/files/publications/01755/wdfw01755.pdf#page22


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Re: Winterkill
« Reply #79 on: January 13, 2022, 10:02:56 AM »
It looks like most areas have had a substantial warm up happening. How quickly is the snow melting that you’ve seen?

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Re: Winterkill
« Reply #80 on: January 13, 2022, 10:04:26 AM »
we still have a good amount of snow here in the wenatchee valley. It is melting but not very quickly
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Re: Winterkill
« Reply #81 on: January 13, 2022, 11:58:11 AM »
Well hopefully a decent amount melts before everything freezes again.

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Re: Winterkill
« Reply #82 on: January 13, 2022, 11:59:39 AM »
How is the Elk Heights area doing? We will be there Saturday

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Re: Winterkill
« Reply #83 on: January 13, 2022, 11:59:49 AM »
10 day forecast shows mid to upper 30's each day so things should melt off a bit
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Re: Winterkill
« Reply #84 on: January 13, 2022, 03:35:01 PM »
its 44 right now at my place in Tonasket  :tup:
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Re: Winterkill
« Reply #85 on: January 13, 2022, 10:03:16 PM »
Kanderson3,
This report IS SOO OLDE!!!
These Bioligists need to get-off-the-couch and re-access the current conditions out here especially in Upper Grant co.
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Re: Winterkill
« Reply #86 on: January 14, 2022, 08:27:59 AM »
Crust has softened at our place.  The snow is still probably over 2' deep but without the crust the deer can manage.  In addition the deer can get through the deep snow better than the predators can and the predator can no longer run around on top of the crust so that should help a lot.  Temps look good for the next week where we shouldn't get a hard freeze again so the deer should be able to bounce back.
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Re: Winterkill
« Reply #87 on: January 14, 2022, 02:56:26 PM »
Looking at the 10 and 20 day forecasts (I know a lot can change), it looks very mild.  50's in my area and mid 40's in some of the northern areas.  I don't want to jinx it but it would be nice if this weather stayed around.
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Re: Winterkill
« Reply #88 on: January 14, 2022, 05:23:41 PM »
Man, I sure hope so. Those critters deserve a break!

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Re: Winterkill
« Reply #89 on: January 16, 2022, 03:35:54 PM »
The feeding stations should be full of welfare elk and deer

 


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