where you live?That’s the big concern. Most of the Midwest has been covered by a good blanket of snow for quite some time
I agree one week of cold is not putting much of any strain on the deer, the turkey have been doing pretty good to. It will be 40 on Monday here in the twin cities.All I can look at it was I am seeing locally here in Minnesota and our winter has been fairly mild compared to normal. We went most of December without any real snow, we've had mild temps until the last 2 weeks, and we had a really warm fall. I can't imagine our MN deer herd being at risk in any significant way. Now I'm not sure what the rest of the country is seeing. Overall deer are able to handle cold and snow. A couple weeks of really cold weather and a few snow storms here and there will only put the weak deer at risk. If we see long periods of heavy snow or serious cold, if the fall saw poor conditions forcing deer to go into the winter in bad shape, or we see a very late spring forcing deer to survive longer before food sources are more readily available then I'd start to worry. I just know what the winters were like here in MN when we saw higher mortality rates and this winter hasn't even been in the same ballpark as those winters.
Article is from 2019.The deer in my area of SD are fine.Temps brutal but very lil snow and based on any stress index are fine so far.Not so in northern Mn