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Published April 24, 2013, 06:30 PM

Minnesota deer doing well despite harsh winter

Despite the harsh cold and snowy winter the Minnesota DNR says deer have weathered it well.

Despite the harsh cold and snowy winter the Minnesota DNR says deer have weathered it well.

DNR wildlife specialists say the mortality rate was likely highest among fawns that were born late in the year. There has been farmers complaining of depleted haystacks and other food deer can scavenge. Specialists say the mortality rate was likely higher in other places in the state that had more snow. One of the results of the long winter was deer herding in larger groups looking for food.

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