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    2018 Winter?

    I haven't seen any posts on how this past winter has been out west. Just wondering if anyone had any insight? Here in the Midwest it has been another below average year for snow fall in central Wisconsin.

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    Here is your Wyoming data;
    http://www.wrds.uwyo.edu/wrds/nrcs/

    Basically the Western half is above average in general while the Eastern is a little below. No major concerns right now imo.

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    Average snowpack in our neck of the woods. We could use some moisture but not looking too bad right now.
    Winter counts may not be as accurate due to animals being scattered instead of out on winter ranges. No big die offs so far.

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    Above average but the extended cold snaps were never bad enough to really kill a whole bunch of animals. Barring an April/May blizzard in the transitional range we should have good winter survival rates this year. We need it after last year.
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    Not much snow yet in Georgia. Dogwoods are about to bloom and that means crappie season.

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    So far, the weather has likely not caused a lot of winter kill. Southeast Wyoming has been pretty mild.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mallardsx2 View Post
    Not much snow yet in Georgia. Dogwoods are about to bloom and that means crappie season.
    I made the error of trying to get in on some early crappie here in Arkansas. Got caught on the other side of the lake during a sever thunderstorm Hail and lighting. The lake only allows electric motors. Had thoughts I might not make it back to the truck.

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    We tried last weekend and the water temp is still a bit cold. 55Degrees.

    Need it to get above that 60 degree mark for the fishing to be very good here. 65 degrees and sunshine and we will fill the boat.

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    What winter? Never had one here this year in western WY.

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    I would also be thinking about fires as well as winter kill. The low snowfall totals in parts of Colorado and SE Wyoming are likely going to lead to a tough fire season, which will likely have an effect on hunts. Watching the Denver news it appears some areas are only around half of normal snow so far and unlikely to improve a whole lot.

 

 
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