I think I heard some BS yesterday.

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  1. Sota

    Sota Legendary Woodsman

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    My brother bought a place up in the Superior National Forest. He asked some locals about deer hunting in the area and was told the hunting is ok but you have to go to the water. Evidently the deer in the area migrate in the winter towards Lake Superior. Never heard of it.

    Did find a study done in the mid 70's that did a tracking study and it was documented, funny even then the deer were migrating away from core wolf areas, wonder if this still holds true since there are wolves everywhere.
     
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    I could understand them migrating but wouldn't the pack just follow ?
     
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    Sota Legendary Woodsman

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    The only logic would be that in the area to go towards the shore of Superior because of highest population density and HWY 61 that runs along the north shore, but with that logic downtown Ely would be filled with deer every winter. The study was done in the mid 70's when the wolf population was much lower than now.
     
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    Maybe higher quality of browse is located there during that time.
     
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    bucksnbears Die Hard Bowhunter

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    People along the North shore feed deer!
     
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    So deer will migrate close to 40 miles because of deer feeders?
     
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    Another thought..... they probably migrate there as the snow will be less. Out here by Lake Ontario the closer you get to the lake, less snow falls. It ight not b a big difference but any little bit helps when they’re trying to paw they’re way to the food. Just a thought......
     
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    Erie PA and lake Erie have a snow belt 20 miles from the lake and the largest deer population in the area year round. No migration ever i agree BS
     

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