AR-News: (US UT) Don't feed the deer, state officials say

Animalara2003 at Animalara2003 at
Sat Jan 31 19:58:01 EST 2004

State wildlife officials are urging people not to feed deer that have been 
driven to lower elevations by heavy mountain snowfall.
Mark Hadley of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources said some residents 
may mistakenly believe that deer are starving and begin feeding them.
"We don't know how widespread it is, but we know it is happening," he said. 
"People see this snow and they start to get concerned that the deer are 
starving but they are actually doing very well."
Jim Karpowitz, big game coordinator for the DWR, said wildlife biologists are 
monitoring deer herds around the state, he said.
"We're monitoring the situation closely and despite all of the snow, the deer 
are doing all right," he said in a statement. "We'll continue to monitor the 
herds throughout the winter and spring. If conditions become so severe that 
deer need to be fed in certain areas of the state, we'll consider starting a 
feeding program and let people know how they can help."

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not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.",
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