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Sitting here in Mn wondering how much snow is on the ground south west of Fargo an hour or so.

Just wondering how the deer herd is doing, hoping for another snow free winter to increase the herd size.

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I haven't been down in that neck of the woods recently but I know south of Fargo around 20-30 miles has more snow but not more than 4-7 inches on the ground so things are looking good so far.

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the closer to fargo you go (from your place tom) the more snow.. but not more than the 4-7" for sure.

In Lisbon, I'd give it 4" of light, fluffy snow at the most.

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That's great as the deer should be in good shape for this time of the winter. Should be no issues with overbrowsing and they should be good just incase we get some heavy snow before winter. Coyotes will have a hard time chasing them down with a lack of snow for ground cover.

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Hi Tom,

The last time I was down that way I'd guess there was maybe an average of 3 or 4 inches on the ground. I don't think it's snowed any significant amount there since, so things are looking good right now. I'd sure love to not run the snowblower for a long time- it'd be good for both me and the deer!

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That's great news for the deer or for that matter, all the wildlife.

Hopefully some of the bucks will live and the size will increase.

Miss seeing all the bigger bucks.

See much for turkey when you were down there?

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Yes, definitely good news. Like you've said- I'm sure the size of the bucks will keep on bouncing back over the next year or two, as long as we keep the easy Winter rolling along.

We didn't cut a turkey track or see a single turkey. Just like you mentioned, I have no idea where those things go this time of year, but we looked East, West, and North and didn't see a bird. Oh well, it was fun to get out and run some cold air through our lungs. We saw a decent number of deer, which was also a good sign.

Thanks again for letting us go out there. With any luck we'll be able to go back out again this Spring and find a bird. I bet they'll be a whole lot easier to find then.

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Yes, in the spring I can usually locate birds as well as in the fall while I am bow hunting. Since I am not there in the winter, it's tough to know where they hide.

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As of right now.....there isn't much snow in the southern half of the state.We have 3 inches or so on the ground here.The most snow is north of HWY 2......6-10 inches.

Bone chilling cold on the way.Supposed to get down to -25 on Monday morning.

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