Any guesses as to what type of an effect all this deep snow is going to have on the local (Southcentral region) moose population? I have noticed a large number of new calves in the last few years. I am concerned that many of them will not make it through the winter. I have read and done some research on moose and the effects that deep snow has on them. Apparently, in the early spring, when the longer daylight starts to melt the upper layer of snow, the upper layer freezes solid overnight. This in turn creates a hard layer of crusty snow on the top. Apparently, this hard layer is not hard enough to hold up a moose, but yet hard enough to hold up wolves. The result is a bloody massacre. Not only that, but the top layer cuts up there legs when they try to run. As a result, they can't move efficiently and end up malnourished. In fact, I even recall hearing that Native Alaskans used to hunt them off of snowshoes in this fashion in the early spring. I am concerned we will have a high moose mortality this year. Anybody else have any general observations or comments to add?