Harsh Winters –Starving Deer

The Division of Wildlife has begun a big game ‘feeding operation’ in the Gunnison Basin. Harsh winter conditions can cause food sources to be covered up and inaccessible to wildlife. The feeding program is focusing primarily on deer. Deer in the Gunnison Basin depend on sage brush for winter feeding, and many of the shrubs are covered by snow. The Division is seeking volunteers to help distribute food in affected areas as well as donations to help fund the effort. For more information about the feeding program and ways to participate, visit the in-depth FAQ on the Division of Wildlife web site.

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