Out for a walk yesterday and found the final resting place of a deer about 500 feet behind my parent’s house. There is a bit more than 2.5 feet of snow and the deer’s legs go all the way to the ground as the snow is very soft. There is a small crust about 3 inches down which is strong enough for the coyotes to stay up on while the deer break through. Easy hunting. The area around where the deer was killed is a wintering area for the deer. There were almost as many coyote tracks as deer tracks. First time I’ve ever seen coyote tracks that close to the house.