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Stay Out Winter wildlife closures protect animals eking out an existence in the cold. // By Kylie Mohr Winter is harsh in the Tetons; the temperature can dip to single-digit lows for weeks on end, and the valley annually receives between 6 and 14 feet of snow. Food supplies for animals that don’t hibernate—think moose, bighorn sheep, and elk, among others—are scant, forcing the animals to rely on their body fat for any chance of making it to spring. So, in winter, wildlife are all about energy conservation. Not only are they trying to preserve their stores of fat, which…

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