Tough winter impacting wildlife

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – The cold, snowy weather is having an impact on wildlife across South Dakota.

Tom Kirschenmann, deputy director of the Wildlife Division of the Game, Fish & Parks Department, says they are seeing deer bunching up across the state.

Kirschenmann says the heavy snow is limiting wildlife habitat.

Kirschenmann says they haven’t seen much mortality yet.

Kirschenmann says a late season snow storm would be the worst situation for stressed wildlife. He made his report to the last meeting of the Game, Fish & Parks Commission.