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Wild deer in the wintertime. Brian Basham/Tribune

Wildlife deal with lots of snowfall

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This may seem like a tough winter, especially compared to last year, when the area saw summer-type temperatures in March, and the ice came off the smaller lakes later in the month.

But even with all the snow, this has not been a terrible winter for wildlife in the Becker County area, at least not yet.

The DNR’s winter severity index through March 6 shows most of Becker County, including the Detroit Lakes area, with a winter severity index of between 61 and 70 points.

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