Wyoming Game and Fish takes next step toward deer plan August 17, 2010

The next meetings aim to develop a new management strategy for bringing back mule deer populations in the Wyoming Range herd, which 

Gocke noted that the declines are not unique to Wyoming and have been seen throughout the West.

The state’s mule deer population has hovered between 450,000 and 500,000 over the past decade, according to agency figures.

Over the past 40 years, Wyoming deer herds have experienced severe effects during harsh winters in 1978-79, 1983-84 and 1992-93. Deer populations statewide were up to about 600,000 in 1991 before the last sustained severe winter.

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