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Volunteers help wildlife with fence conversion project

August 19, 2019
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Laramie - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department would like to thank volunteers who helped convert nearly a mile of barbed-wire fence into wildlife friendly fence at the Red Rim-Grizzly Wildlife Habitat Management Area in June. The project was part of the Baggs Mule Deer Study, which began in 2015 to track and understand migratory behaviors of mule deer in south-central Wyoming. Mule deer rely on the ability to move freely over great distances, and some deer in the area migrate more than 100 miles. Roads, developments, and fences are some of the major barriers to their migration. The fence conversion project improved connectivity of migratory corridors for these deer. Partners on the project include the University of Wyoming, the Wyoming Migration Initiative, Sitka Gear, Muley Fanatics, Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. 

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