LAST EDITED ON May-30-06 AT 01:30 PM (MST)
The deer in the Sawtooth units, 33, 34, 35 ,36, didn't fare so well this winter. F&G reduced the anterless tags in those units and well as some late season antlered tags. I believe that deep snow packs this year made the deer more vunerable to the wolves in those units. The deer densitys in those units are not that good to begin with. I always see more elk than deer. Steep rugged country. Unit 39 seems to do better with its huge winter range giving more protection to it's deer and elk herds.
If we don't get to start hunting wolves in this state, I believe all of our herds are headed for decline.