Deer Surveys May 5th & 6th
Wyoming Game & Fish looking for volunteers
by Wyoming Game & Fish Department
April 27, 2007
The Wyoming Game & Fish Department will be conducting their annual Wyoming Range Mule Deer Mortality Surveys in May and are looking for volunteers to help with the project.
According to wildlife biologist and survey coordinator Gary Fralick, the goal of the surveys is to get a sample of winter mortality on the Wyoming Range Mule Deer Herd for an indication of overall loss and what age classes got hit the hardest by the winter conditions. Fralick says he anticipates varying levels of mortality depending on the area. The severe drought over the last few years has greatly reduced the amount of forage produced on the winter ranges.
"This is our 14th year of doing the mortality surveys and it has always been a successful volunteer effort for the Game and Fish. Everyone is welcome, whether they like to hike or ride horses, we appreciate the public's help in conducting these important surveys."
Saturday, May 5: Pinedale surveys Volunteers meet at the Pinedale Game and Fish Office at 9 AM.
Sunday, May 6: Big Piney and LaBarge surveys Volunteers should meet at the Big Piney High School, 9:30 AM. Volunteers are required to fill out a volunteer form to participate.
To sign up or receive more information, contact Gary Fralick at (307) 883-2998. Interested persons may also call the Pinedale Office at (800) 452-9107 or Green River Office at (800) 843-8096.