Winter Has Been Tough On Big Game in Northeast Wyoming

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Winter has been tough on big game in northeast Wyoming this year.
Winter has been tough on big game in northeast Wyoming this year.

The winter we've been experiencing in northeast Wyoming has made it extremely difficult for big game animals to find food on winter ranges. The north Gillette and Moorcroft areas have been hit the hardest with bitterly cold temperatures and wind chills over the past week.

Game and Fish Information Specialist Warren Mischke explains how the harsh winter is taking its toll.

As far as the long term effect it may have?

So just how is the Sheridan region fairing through the tough conditions?

Mischke says the problem has to do with the digestive systems of deer and antelope.

Mishcke said that wildlife are much more stressed during the winter, and that the public can help out by not stressing the animals. One way to achieve that is to keep an eye on your dogs and to try and prevent them from chasing any deer or antelope.

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