June 1, 2023

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Harsh winter could mean fewer hunting licenses in part of Colorado | FOX31 Denver

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DENVER (KDVR) — Along the Front Range, the first signs of spring are beginning to appear. But in northwest Colorado, winter continues to hold strong. 

“I know technically we’re in spring, but unfortunately, winter just does not want to stop,” said Rachael Gonzales with Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

Gonzales said historic snowfall and relentless wind have led to an uncharacteristically high number of animal deaths in the region. 

“This winter’s been very difficult, so that good winter range is just not there,” she said. “We’re talking in some areas 30 inches of hard, crusted snow that animals really cannot get through.”

Gonzales said aerial surveys and collar data from deer are…

Evan Kruegel

2023-03-31 22:33:45

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