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    South Wyo Winter conditions

    Was just curious how the winter has been so far in Wyoming? In NE Nevada it was a pretty miserable sucker for about a month or so. Hard on the animals especially coming off such a dry year last year. Anyhow just making small talk and wondering how the winter ranges are looking and how the deer, elk, antelope are fairing over there.

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    We are in bad shape over by Laramie. We have hardly any snow pack. We had a cold spell that lasted about 10 days. Last week it got to 50 degree's. I do snow removal for a side job and this is looking worse than last year. I drove over the range yesterday for work in Walden Colorado, saw very few animals, there is no food for them. Haven't seen an elk since October.

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    I agree SSLIGER. It is going to be an ugly year. The water reservoirs are about dry and no snow in mountains equal a bad time for humans and animals. For a while I was thinking that the worse thing that could happen is a heavy snow in the spring because it would block food but I don't think that will matter. there is no food to begin with. 2013 could be another very ugly year for fires.

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    After not hunting in SoCentral Wyoming for 5 years, I went back last year for antelope. man was I shocked at the lack of water and fewer antelope than I have ever seen before. Sure sounds like another bad year, hope things change soon!
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    Going east to the next state, its the same, no food, none. I dont know how the animals survive.

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    Boy, Sounds pretty bleak. Wonder if the deer and antelope will ever catch a break. I heard there was a high mortality on the fawn antelope even before the winter hit. Dont know if there is any truth to it but it sounds bad. We had a month of bitter cold and the snow from the begining of Jan is still here and is crusted over bad. I hope for some light spring snows for the water content, but that is when the game is at its weakest point so its a double edged sword for sure.

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    No moose hunting left in my lifetime thanks to wolf lovers. Dr Smith at Yellowstone started it and now Mn canceled their wolf hunt too. I wish wolf lovers wore uniforms.

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    well, idk about everywhere else, but the central part of the state has been getting more snow the last couple weeks, I guess the laramie range and casper mountain got right around 2 feet yesterday, so it is gettting slightly better

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    Laramie got a a couple of inches and I am guessing the mountains got a lot more. Seems the storms form North and West build up and as soon as they top the mountains, the unload. So hopefully things are going to work themselves out.

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    I don't think the Snowy's got much out of this one . . .

 

 

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