Monday, January 09, 2006

SE Alaska deer hunting improved by weather

Weather in recent years has improved deer hunting in SE Alaska according to the Juneau Empire. Biologists report that reduced snow depths in the last few years have made it easier for deer to survive and spread out more widely. Deer populations have apparently increased as a result. The only bad news part of this story is that less snow up high means that deer can winter higher up, and hunters have to move further uphill to take deer. With short daylight hours that can make for a tight hunting schedule.

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