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Long winter taking toll on wildlife

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Old Man Winter not only has a pretty hard grip on the region, but his icy fingers seem to be curling around some of the area’s beloved wildlife.

The cold, snowy weather isn’t just irritating to some species — it’s downright deadly.

“Some deer will likely die off from this,” said Neil Powers, Tamarac Wildlife Refuge manager, who explains how experts there track what they call a “winter severity index.”

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