Experts: Many reasons for dwindling numbers April 2, 2012 Wyoming

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Experts: Many reasons for dwindling numbers April 2, 2012 Wyoming, Billings Gazette

In the early 1990s, the Wyoming Range mule deer herd numbered more than 60,000 deer. By 1993, numbers crashed to around 25,000. This year there are 28,900 ... Natural gas development has negatively impacted the mule deer herds, according to both officials with the Bureau of Land Management and QEP Resources Inc... Steff Kessler, Wyoming program manager for the Wilderness Society, wonders how low numbers will have to be before winter drilling stops.

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