CASPER, Wyo. — Mule deer numbers in southwest Wyoming have been declining for decades. As researchers continue to try and understand why, they may receive a helping hand.
Washington’s largest deer herd will have to be reduced by hunting, and winter feeding is planned for the survivors in the aftermath of wildfires torching the Methow Valley.
JACKSON, Wyo. — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is proposing to allow more hunting of white-tailed deer in most reaches of northwest Wyoming in order to protect mule deer from being driven out.
Second mule deer tags could be reduced in price under a new Idaho Fish and Game plan.
Idaho Fish and Game officials are exploring the idea of discounting the price of second deer and elk tags, perhaps as early as this summer.
Connor Polkowske was 12 when he shot this mule deer buck last fall. He and his father, Chris, followed the buck for two hours before getting a chance to sneak in closer for a shot while the buck was with two does in the bottom of a deep coulee. Connor made another one-shot kill as the buck w…
Elk move through a meadow outside of Cody. Researchers are studying the Cody elk herd to better understand where and when it moves and how the herd impacts the rest of the greater Yellowstone ecosystem.
Each spring, a herd of mule deer leaves the Red Desert and follows a trail of greening grass and retreating snow along the western slope of the Wind River Range. Months later, the animals arrive in the Hoback Basin south of Jackson, more than 150 miles away.
The mule deer herd travels more than 150 miles, the longest recorded mule deer migration in the world.
Elk are thriving in northeastern and north-central Montana, according to recent Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks aerial surveys, particularly in the Bears Paw Mountains.
Forty mule deer in Regions 6 and 7 of Eastern Montana were recently captured and fitted with GPS collars as part of a larger study looking at the effects of energy development on mule deer.
As the thermometer slides to record low temperatures, I put on a sweater and try to stay comfortable inside my house. I can only imagine what the mule deer that wander my neighborhood are doing to stay warm.
Half of the post-season hunting surveys have been completed in southeastern Montana' Region 7 so far, pointing to an excellent mule deer and white-tailed deer fawn crop this past summer that should boost deer populations.
HELENA — Secondary mule deer and white-tailed deer licenses — known as “B” licenses — may be eliminated during the next two hunting seasons over concerns about a significant drop in deer populations.
A mule deer buck standing behind a doe makes it look like the doe has antlers. Fish, Wildlife & Parks staff is recommending the halt to issuance of all mule deer doe permits, except in some urban areas, for the next two hunting seasons.
Pouring rain on the last day of the 2013 hunting season didn't keep the determined from filling their freezers this year.
Most people see whitetail does as royal, alert, graceful animals. I see a hunk of meat sizzling in a black skillet, surrounded by sprigs of rosemary and cloves of garlic, sometimes braising in a wine sauce.
Helena police are renewing the effort to rid the city of problem deer.
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho. — Mike Clements can’t wait to one day see the mule deer buck he saved recently.
Idaho hunter Mike Clements came across two bucks connected by their antlers. The smaller of the two bucks had died during their struggle. With help, Clements freed the live buck.