Wyoming interagenceny offices extend Mesa mule deer deadline (Deer population decline) December 19, 2010 Wyoming

Wyoming interagenceny offices extend Mesa mule deer deadline (Deer population decline)  December 19, 2010  Wyoming  Casper Star-Tribune Online  Each year, some 30000 muledeer that make up the Sublette herd in western Wyoming migrate from winter range near Pinedale to summer range in portions of the ...a recently released monitoring report has documented steep declines in deer numbers on the Mesa in recent years.

Biologists say the wintering deer are being drastically impacted by oil and gas development in the lucrative Pinedale Anticline gas field in western Wyoming.

he Mesa's mule deer have declined to their lowest population levels on record, according to the "Mule Deer Monitoring in the Pinedale Anticline Project Area: 2010 Annual Report" released in October.

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