Technically "winter kill" does not occur until around March and beyond. Deer dying this time of year would be dying due to Fall and Summer deficiencies. There is a lag affect when it comes to seasonal mortality.In my area I've seen fewer road kill in recent memory... but I have seen a few winter kills without looking too hard. Even though its stayed cold, we've just enough breaks between storms to melt down some of the snow around the oak brush areas. Feb is usually a big snow month so hopefully we get breaks between storms to melt things down a bit.
Depends on the area. That I-70 split is still holding strong. Many places are well above average. Plenty of places pushing 150% to 200% of normal.
This storm is pounding southern utah....right now in Monroe we have around two feet on the ground! I am worried about the snow totals climbing up and up...compared to the past two years, when deer herds did well, this year will be a disaster in my neck of the woods! I can't remember a year when we had so much snow in the valley...and, this is the first year I am having deer in my yard on a nightly basis! if we continue to get snow like we have so far this winter, I am expecting some winter kill this spring!
What district? I was hoping for a snow day today, but in Sevier School District we didn't get it!This storm is not going to be good for any wildlife. It is very deep even in town.
Plus, now it is suppose to get very cold for 2 or 3 days. Not a good combo.
Word is, this is the first snow day for schools in 61 years here. Not sure it that is accurate or not.
Either way, it's a bunch of snow.