Wednesday, February 06, 2008

UTAH NEWS: Severe Weather Leads to State-Sponsored Deer Feeding

Utah wildlife officials are making sure the state's deer get enough to eat.

Throughout northern Utah, animals are starving because of heavy snows this winter. For the first time in several years, the state has activated an emergency feeding program for deer.

Some say the state waited to long to step in and help the deer. Officials waited about a month after the first reports came in to mobilize. Despite the feeding effort, experts predict heavy losses to the population, especially this year's crop of young fawns.

The state is getting help executing the program from concerned groups of hunters. The feeding is expected to go on daily for several weeks.


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