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How many .... #8165552 02/11/21 09:17 PM
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Game animals are going to perish from this weather in the next 4 days?

My guess is a lot


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In Texas ?
Probably none. This will all be gone in a few days.
Farther north and in the far north states and Canada?
Probably a bunch since this cold stays a long time there.
Animals are outside 24/7 and fish are wet all day long.
They're not like us at all. They'll burrow up in leaves
and brush and huddle up close and use each other's
body heat. Deer have hollow hair that insulates
them like a good jacket

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Exotics are going to take biggest hit.


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Yep, animals were created to be in the elements. Sometimes the elements do take their toll though.


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It never ceases to amaze me how I can be sitting in a deer blind in my coveralls freezing my rear end off ice all over and see a tiny bird bopping around out the window that cant weigh more than a few ounces weathering the storm with nothing but what it has all day every day all year. I'd freeze to death in it if I had to be naked as a jay bird out in it, yet this frail bird keeps on a trucking.

Mother nature is a harsh b$&% and wild critters are use to dealing with her.


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Originally Posted by redchevy
It never ceases to amaze me how I can be sitting in a deer blind in my coveralls freezing my rear end off ice all over and see a tiny bird bopping around out the window that cant weigh more than a few ounces weathering the storm with nothing but what it has all day every day all year. I'd freeze to death in it if I had to be naked as a jay bird out in it, yet this frail bird keeps on a trucking.

Mother nature is a harsh b$&% and wild critters are use to dealing with her.

Makes you wonder if humans really have a handle on this thing called life?!


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Originally Posted by BOBO the Clown
Exotics are going to take biggest hit.

Very true


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Originally Posted by Grizz
Wingshooting is like sex for me - I love doing it but I'm just not that good at it.

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Originally Posted by BOBO the Clown
Exotics are going to take biggest hit.


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Originally Posted by redchevy
It never ceases to amaze me how I can be sitting in a deer blind in my coveralls freezing my rear end off ice all over and see a tiny bird bopping around out the window that cant weigh more than a few ounces weathering the storm with nothing but what it has all day every day all year. I'd freeze to death in it if I had to be naked as a jay bird out in it, yet this frail bird keeps on a trucking.

Mother nature is a harsh b$&% and wild critters are use to dealing with her.


I filled the bird feeder a few hours ago 'cause I swear, they were bitching at me. (Okay, I may already be getting "buggy"
out here in this weather.) As soon as I walked away, they descended on that thing like a duck on a junebug.

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Probably the only exotic that does not fare well will be Blackbuck. I lucked out and got rid of 18 before this storm.

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Not good for the lesser kudu.

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i think most still have a good winter coat. If we'd had a warming trend and then this hit I'd be more concerned.

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Originally Posted by Txhunter65
Not good for the lesser kudu.


You bring that rare of an animal in, you're rolling the dice for sure. Some folks got more money than sense.


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Originally Posted by Creekrunner
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Not good for the lesser kudu.


You bring that rare of an animal in, you're rolling the dice for sure. Some folks got more money than sense.



Heard of a lady during the last cold snap lost two water buck.

My prediction:

Lots of blackbuck will die, lots of scimitar oryx and some Axis if they cannot find cover.

I think it will kill some whitetail as well but hopefully not kill many


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We could stand to lose a few WT where we are. The axis will be fine, them boys thicc.

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Originally Posted by don k
Probably the only exotic that does not fare well will be Blackbuck. I lucked out and got rid of 18 before this storm.


Some of the younger yearling have issues. Buddy lost a gemsbok bull last bad snap back around Christmas. Kerrville to North TX is big climate change especially if you haven’t made it through a winter yet.


He has been lucky with his kudu. I think they are big enough they can handle most anything like just like adult gemsbok


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Nilgai are going to take a serious hit.

Salt water trout are going to get hit hard as well. Also sea turtles.

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Cold will take out the weaker of any species and we are overrun with whitetail here so a reduction is in order. Saw a few of the ranches around here that raise exotics and also the goat people put out stock trailers with a door open to give them cover.


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Whatever is left will be stronger and will result in a better future.

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Originally Posted by Adchunts
Nilgai are going to take a serious hit.

Salt water trout are going to get hit hard as well. Also sea turtles.


Those big sows are probably just starting to move in to spawning


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We can only hope that it wipes out the hog population.

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Originally Posted by redchevy
It never ceases to amaze me how I can be sitting in a deer blind in my coveralls freezing my rear end off ice all over and see a tiny bird bopping around out the window that cant weigh more than a few ounces weathering the storm with nothing but what it has all day every day all year. I'd freeze to death in it if I had to be naked as a jay bird out in it, yet this frail bird keeps on a trucking.

Mother nature is a harsh b$&% and wild critters are use to dealing with her.


It is amazing, isn’t it? All manner of birds were especially active today feeding in preparation for what they know is coming. Aldo Leopold was a close watcher of every chickadee on his place - identified each one. He came to know them so well that he learned the biggest mortality events came when the wind shifted in the night combined with wet precipitation and sub-freezing temperatures. Otherwise, they knew how to roost and protect themselves even in subzero temperatures.

Jays, cardinals, chickadees, nuthatches and many other birds never migrate and survive northern winters year after year. That said, extreme winter weather for days on end will kill many, many birds and animals even up north. Temps in Montana are tens of degrees below zero right now and will be for over a week. It’s going to be rough. I suspect many will die here also. It’s the low temps and moisture combined with no letup for a week that will do it.


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We were talking about this other day for our north Texas deer

I bet it does get a few, this is a rare brutal cold front we’re in for soon

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Originally Posted by redchevy
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Originally Posted by rickym
Originally Posted by redchevy
It never ceases to amaze me how I can be sitting in a deer blind in my coveralls freezing my rear end off ice all over and see a tiny bird bopping around out the window that cant weigh more than a few ounces weathering the storm with nothing but what it has all day every day all year. I'd freeze to death in it if I had to be naked as a jay bird out in it, yet this frail bird keeps on a trucking.

Mother nature is a harsh b$&% and wild critters are use to dealing with her.

Makes you wonder if humans really have a handle on this thing called life?!


When you look at how long we've been around and the environments we not just lived in but thrived, I'd say we have a better handle on it than any other species.


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