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New Neighbors have moved into town; Herds of Deer everywhere


March 7, 2018

It seems everyone in town is taking pictures of their new neighbors. The deer have come into town in search of food. They’re eating bushes, which probably need trimming anyway. We know how we are faring, but how are the wildlife doing? Are they starving? What does winter do to our neighbors?

Retired Montana state game warden, Sgt. Gary Benson said we are losing some deer due to the snow depth and the hardness of the snow. Usually a deer can break through the snow by pawing at the ground to get to the grass below. This year the snow is deep, it’s thawed, then rained on which fro...

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