Whitetail deer have been expanding their range in western North Dakota over the past decade, thriving in the dense cover provided by large expanses of CRP land in the area. Mule deer also occupy western North Dakota, but in the winter, muleys tend to head to rolling, hilly country buffeted by winds that clear snow off the slopes so they can feed.
Think you had it tough this winter? Think again. Yes, those trailers are full of dead deer.
Andrew McKean is Outdoor Life’s hunting and conservation editor, drilling into issues that affect wildlife, wildlands, and the people who care about them. He’s also OL’s optics editor, helping readers to make informed buying decisions.