Dang... that snow is DEEP!
You can see why the deer prefer not to slog through it.
Given the chance, they will jaunt along our packed ski/snowshoe trails -- and who could blame them? Everyone loves those!
Or hunker down in the forest where the hemlock are thick enough to hold the snow off the ground below.
Or criss cross the windswept lake to browse along the shorelines.
Or... and this is the big one... use the roads. And no, they do NOT look both ways. The other evening, I almost had Bambi on a Bumper.
These pictures let you see just how much a struggle it is for the deer to get around. Think of the energy that consumes. Think of a pregnant doe floundering through that... This time of year, more than ever, we need to be careful not to be harrassing them, even unintentionally. Dogs shouldn't chase them. Snowmobiles, same thing...
Cameras are the way to go.