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Mule deer numbers rise


The mule deer population is on the rise as a result of good spring moisture for the past three years. The doe:fawn ratio has shown a favorable increase in the last two years, leading biologists to take notice.

“For mule deer, research has shown we need a ratio of 66 fawns for every 100 does to maintain or increase the population size. The average number of fawns in key mule deer herds statewide over the past two years has been 75 per 100 does,” Ian Tator, Wyoming Game and Fish Department statewide terrestrial habitat manager, said. “This is likely a result of the good moisture we’v...

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