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    Default PWS and ADQ deer

    Hopin they got alot of EXTRA fat this year - they are gonna need it

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    Most of the deer I shot this year had very little fat on them. We have seen a few deer while checking traps and they are not moving through the snow very easily. Going to be a rough winter on them for sure.

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    We did well on the Deer in PWS right before thanksgiving, they were LOADED with fat, right at the base of the tail it was in excess of a inch thick.
    So they were healthy and have enough fat for the winter, but I suspect all the snow is going to take its toll..............
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    really depends how long the upcoming cold snap lasts. If the northerlies go on for several weeks, it's not going to be good. It's mostly when the snow loads up and stays for 3 weeks or a month that they bed down never to get up. was a good growing season, late fall and a mild winter so far, they should still be healthy for the moment.

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    Looks like it could be a bad winter for all Alaska's critters. As for the deer, it's those late winter early spring dumps that keep them off the new greens that really does them in. It's gotta get over the blueberry bushes in the timber to completely starve them. But this could be the winter that does it.

    Hopefully one of the next storms will warm things up and rain and melt a lot of the snow. Then if it freezes up afterward, at least the snow is hard enough that they can get around easier.
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    how much snow has fallen on kodiak? When will will they know how hard the deer herd has been hit?

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