A close friend called last week to report finding four dead fawns while he was shed hunting. They appeared to be winter-kill casualties: they were found close together in classic winter cover, and their bone marrows had the tell-tale signs of starvation (dark jelly-like liquid). My friend was pretty bummed. He had gone out for sheds and came back with dead fawns. The area he hunts had recently turned into a deer paradise. Big deer sightings were commonplace and he and his wife had the mounts to prove it. What he failed to think about in his management plan was what would happen to his deer once the corn and beans were in the silo. Each winter, the burgeoning herds consumed more and more of the winter food and cover. This year, with limited deer movement, it caught up with them. Too many deer, not enough to eat in winter: a classic example that shows deer management is site specific.