Despite snowstorms, Idaho is having a normal winter and emergency feeding is unneeded - Clearwater Tribune: Outdoors

Despite snowstorms, Idaho is having a normal winter and emergency feeding is unneeded

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Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 12:00 pm

When big snowstorms roll through Idaho, people often wonder how they will effect big game, and whether Idaho Fish and Game will start feeding deer, elk, pronghorn and other animals. The short answer is so far, this is a normal winter, and there’s no need for emergency winter feeding to help animals survive.

According to the Natural Resources Conservation Service, in mid-February, Idaho’s snowpack was ranging from 81 percent to 112 percent of average with the majority of drainages running between 85 and 95 percent.

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