By Bruce Auchly
FWP Region 4 Information Officer 

Montana Tales and Trails

When winter ends


FWP photo

Mule deer in winter

Winter will end. Trust me.

But what will we see when all that white stuff disappears? A landscape green from melting snow littered with dead deer?

Probably not.

Yes, February was brutal for much of the state, but let's not lose our perspective. This is winter. This is Montana – a northern latitude state. And for the memory deprived last year was worse or at least longer.

This year, few ranchers so far have complained of deer in their haystacks. Nothing like last year.

That's probably because the deer in much of the state went into the current winter in good shape. That is, as a herd, healthy a...

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