MARQUETTE, MI (AP)-- Wildlife biologists are worried about how prolonged wintry weather will affect deer in the Upper Peninsula.
State Department of Natural Resources supervisor Terry Minzey says things looked good for the U.P. deer herd a month ago. But the situation has deteriorated as winter has held on.
Deer fitted with radio collars for DNR studies have suffered a 13.5 percent mortality rate so far this winter, with 11 percent of adult female deer dying.