- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 27, 2014

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A mule deer conservation group is working with state officials on a five-year, $1.3-million study on a declining mule deer herd in southwestern Wyoming.

The Casper Star-Tribune reported Wednesday (https://tinyurl.com/pf43v8k ) the Muley Fanatic Foundation, the University of Wyoming and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department are cooperating on the study.

The project will study the Little Mountain herd south of Rock Springs.

Information will be collected from radio collars, satellites and implants in female deer that track birth rates. Data will be available to researchers as it is gathered.

Muley Fanatic Foundation President Joshua Coursey says the decline in the size of the herd could have several causes, including predators, fences, changing habitat and competition with elk and wild horses.



Muley Fanatic Foundation: https://www.muleyfanatic.com


Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, https://www.trib.com

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