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Northern Wisconsin’s deer herd: Deer in Iron, Ashland counties living on the edge

David Schmidt with a nice bow buck from Ashland County, Wis. (Photo courtesy of David Schmidt)

Ashland and Iron counties in extreme northern Wisconsin have historically had some of the lowest deer populations in the entire state. Both counties feature lots of big timber, and heavy snow in what is known as the “snow belt” can be a limiting factor for the herd.
In a region where deer seem to struggle to live, Kevin Schmidt admits to being frustrated as he tries to find deer in Ashland County for his granddaughters to have a successful hunt. Bruce Bacon, a retired DNR wildlife biologist who hunts in Iron County, says the biggest problem for deer in northern Wisconsin “is the recruitment of fawns.

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