photo by: Mark Gocke
Please join the Wyoming Mule Deer Initiative and help secure the future of Wyoming’s mule deer.
During the last couple decades, those who appreciate mule deer have reported seeing fewer. This is real. Mule deer populations are in decline across western North America. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is committed to conserving wildlife for the enjoyment of residents and visitors, and that includes doing all we can to reverse the downward trend among mule deer.
Unfortunately, there are no quick fixes for the decline in mule deer populations. Mule deer will likely never return to the population peaks of 50 years ago. However, the success of efforts to stop mule deer declines in Wyoming will depend on public involvement. Mule deer are integral to maintaining the diversity and abundance of Wyoming’s native species for generations to come, and you can make a difference.
Working together provides the best opportunities to improve conditions for mule deer.
To initially focus efforts the Wyoming Game and Fish Department identified herd units statewide for increased public participation in their future management. To share your thoughts or get involved, call your local contact and/or click on the links below:
Jackson/Pinedale – Doug Brimeyer: 307-733-2321
The Wyoming Range and Sublette
Cody – Tim Woolley: 307-527-7125
Sheridan – Lynn Janhke: 307-672-7418
Upper Powder River
Green River – Mark Zornes: 307-875-3223
Laramie – Corey Class: 307-745-4046
Lander – Daryl Lutz: 307-332-2688
Green Mountain and the South Wind River
Casper – Justin Binfet: 307-473-3400
Casper Hunt Area 66
To read the Mule Deer Initiative, click here or open this publication (Mule Deer Initiative Booklet) and the fact sheets below (mule deer fact sheets).
And follow this link for even further information: muledeerworkinggroup.com
This study was conducted for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department to determine mule deer hunters’ opinions on the quality of mule deer hunting in Wyoming and their opinions on season structure and hunting regulations.