Elk NetworkNebraska’s Elk, Other Wildlife Fared Well Through Storm, Flood

General | April 29, 2019

Nebraska’s wildlife seems to have fared well overall in the wake of March’s blizzard and catastrophic flooding. While some individual animals likely died, some new habitat to benefit wildlife has been created. The full impact of the blizzard and flood, in many cases, won’t be known for some time.

Regarding big game, there have been dead deer observed after the blizzard; diet, malnutrition and disease seeming to contribute to the loss. However, good numbers of deer still are being seen in many areas. No losses of bighorn sheep, elk, antelope or turkey have been reported.

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(Photo source: Nebraska Game and Parks Commission)