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Black Hills wildlife fared better than in much of Wyoming this winter

The Black Hills region appears to have escaped the more severe levels of wildlife mortality that have affected much of Wyoming this winter.

The Wyoming Game & Fish Department has announced that active monitoring of the big game across the state has shown increased mortality due to the increased snowfall and extreme temperatures over the last few months.

"Wyoming is used to tough winters, but it has been a while since we have had a winter where severe conditions were so widespread across the state," said Doug Brimeyer, Wyoming Game and Fish Department deputy chief of wildlife.

"Wildlife manager...

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