Winter

Winter is the chief killer of deer here. A normal winter kills a fair number of deer and particularly the youngsters who have not bulked up and cannot forage/browse in the deep snow. The past winter was very mild, both in temperature and depth of snow. I saw proof of that just now as a doe with three fawns trotted across the neighbour’s yard heading to the bush. Normally, a doe will have one fawn, with two in a good year and three in a fantastic year. I expect deer quotas for hunters will be increased as most of southern Manitoba had a very mild winter.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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2 Responses to Winter

  1. Scharah says:

    What an evocative collab we have here!

  2. Viktor says:

    Winter. Blood-stained snow. The shot still ringing in the air. A deer collapsed. His last breath. The hunter standing beneath. Quietly.

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