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Wildlife-vehicle collisions increase with cold, snowy weather

 

The cold, snowy weather that has occurred since early December in parts of Wyoming has increased the incidence of wildlife-vehicle collisions. Deep snow has altered daily travel patterns for deer, elk and antelope, and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department urges motorists to stay alert for wildlife on the road.

"Animals trying to conserve energy are traveling in areas that require the least amount of effort. Many times, this means animals are using roadways plowed free of snow to travel to and from cover and feeding areas," said Doug Brimeyer, Game and Fish deputy chief of the Wildlife Divi...



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