Source: Star Tribune
Deer in parts of northern Minnesota are experiencing something they haven't felt for a decade: a severe winter.
Bitter cold and heavy snow likely have resulted in increased whitetail mortality, wildlife officials say. And that likely will bring tighter deer hunting regulations in those areas next fall.
The hardest-hit area has been northeastern Minnesota, including Cook County, most of Lake County, northern St. Louis County and northern Koochiching County, said Mark Lenarz, a Department of Natural Resources wildlife researcher in Grand Rapids, Minn.