City deer count shows slight increase

The City of Green River recently joined forces with the Wyoming Game and Fish to conduct the annual deer count within the city limits. The annual count started in 2017 after concerns were raised by the community of too many deer in the city limits.

The count conducted February 8 was completed by city employees, Game and Fish personnel and a few volunteers. The city is divided into eight sections. The total number of deer counted was 112, the most since the count began eight years ago. Last year, 105 deer were counted, matching the same number counted in 2018.

After the count, Green River Chief of Police Shaun Sturlaugson said "the overall numbers we saw today fit in with our normal yearly averages, so not much has changed."

Number of deer counted by year:





2021-61 (count was conducted during a storm)





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