Winter arrives in Big River Country in late November. The colorful leaves are replaced by a white garment of snow. Geese, pelicans, and eagles leave for “greener pasture”; while pine gross beak, chickadee, and red-breasted nuthatch arrive looking for hand outs at feeders.
The grizzly and black bear are now “settled in for a long winter’s nap”. They won’t be seen during this season; but fox, moose, deer, coyote, wolverine, otter, lynx, and wolf are some of the animals that are easily spotted against the white backdrop of snow.
Recreation doesn’t stop just because the creeks quite flowing. Ice fishing is the “harvesting” sport now. If you prefer a more active sport, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing, tobogganing, and dog sledding are all available during this season.