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Harsh winter for wildlife


March 28, 2019

Freezing temperatures, little to eat and snow-filled storms have been a challenge for Crook County’s wildlife over the winter, but Game Warden Chris Teter says things could have been much worse. Heading into spring, he sees relatively few upcoming challenges aside from the presence of chronic wasting disease (CWD) and a possible slow start to turkey season.

“We’ve actually fared pretty well, I think. Certainly we have lost some antelope, particularly on the west side of the county, and I think there has been a fair number of deer fawn mortalities this winter, but it could be worse for...

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