The deer herd has been a big part of the Copper Country, which is one of the few areas in the entire state that allows supplemental deer feeding. The Calumet-Keweenaw Sportsmen’s Club near Eagle Harbor is one of two clubs that provide the deer feed during the winter but it is having some issues this season. Club officer Mike Dudenas says it is important to feed the deer because of the accumulated snow depth.
Harsh temperatures and excess snow in the past month has done more damage than anticipated to some of the wildlife but Dudenas says the shrinking herd can be attributed to last year’s winter.
The club wants to continue to feed the herd that’s left and hopefully it will grow again.