With heavy snow cover early this winter, deer are forced to expend precious energy by breaking trails to get to food — or to expose themselves to danger by traveling on plowed roads.

Wintertime and the living is not easy for wildlife. Not this winter. Not this time.

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Dave Greschner

In this first week of January the drawdown on fat reserves has already begun. Winter survival for birds, deer and smaller critters is like running a marathon — saving energy in the early going will help in reaching the finish line.

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