On Tuesday, researchers from the University of Wyoming and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department began the largest mule deer study in Wyoming and one of the largest in the West. With about $500,000 and three years, the biologists hope to better understand mule deer nutrition and migration patterns. Ultimately, they hope the information will tell them where to focus habitat improvement projects and what areas are most critical to deer survival.
The study is part of the Wyoming Mule Deer Initiative, which began in 2007 in response to declining herd numbers.
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