Vail Valley Animals to Be Fed

Deer graze for food through the wet snow and fog Monday, Feb. 4, 2008 on the gronds of Cedar Park Cemetery in Calumet Park, Ill. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

Wildlife officials will begin feeding starving animals in Vail Valley, near Eagle and Wolcott, because of a heavy snow season.

This only the third time in 25 years that is has happened in the Vail Valley. The Colorado Division of Wildlife says some loss of life is natural, but when 30 percent or more of the female population is threatened, the department takes action.

For the past 12 years, many deer haven't experienced a truly tough Colorado winter

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