GREEN RIVER - Wildlife managers with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department are asking members of the public to join them for their 19th annual mortality surveys conducted to assess the impacts this past winter has dealt in the Wyoming Range and Uinta mule deer herds of western Wyoming.
According to Jeff Short, wildlife biologist and survey coordinator, annual surveys are conducted on mule deer winter ranges to assess overall mortality of the herds, and also to evaluate which age classes have been impacted the most.
The Leroy Surveys for the Uinta mule deer herd (east of Evanston, WY) will take place Saturday, May 12. Volunteers will meet at the Leroy exit (exit 24) off Interstate 80 at 9:00 a.m. Participants should bring a lunch, water, and dress appropriately for weather conditions. Surveys are conducted on foot or horseback. The public is welcome to bring their own horses or mules if they choose to conduct their work from horseback.
New volunteers will be required to fill out a volunteer form upon their arrival in order to participate in the mortality surveys. For more information on the Leroy surveys contact Mountain View Wildlife Biologist Jeff Short at 1-307-782-6810.
(Contact: Lucy Diggins (307) 875-3223)