Throughout the 20th century large investments of time and money were made to help restore big game populations across the U.S. Many of these efforts were successful, but those successes may be short lived.
A new report from the National Wildlife Federation says climate change could negatively impact many big game species. Frank Szollosi, Great Lakes Regional Outreach Coordinator for the National Wildlife Federation, helped to compile the report. He says big game animals in Michigan are seeing changes in their habitat. Warmer winters are also increasing parasite populations.
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