“This year’s count was the lowest fawn-to-doe ratio since 2011 and 2012, following the severe winters of 2008 through 2010.”
The Badlands mule deer population made it through last year’s relatively mild winter fine, with spring survey numbers 22% above the long-term average.
SANTA FE, N.M. — A North Dakota man has been ordered to pay $74,000 in restitution for poaching a trophy mule deer buck in northwestern New Mexico. The state Department of Game and Fish reported
A responding conservation officer, who later shot and killed the deer, said the animal showed no fear of him.
Two mule deer taken in September have tested positive for chronic wasting disease, including one taken during the archery season from deer gun unit 4B in McKenzie County, where CWD had not previously been found.
The study found that deer foraging declined by more than 10% from human activity at energy sites.
He also has his hunting privileges taken away for 20 years – for shooting four buck mule deer, taking their antlers and leaving the carcasses to waste – and is ordered to pay the Wyoming
The road intersects an area where mule deer cross in the fall and spring traveling to and from their winter range. It’s expected that the underpasses will reduce collisions by up to 90 percent.
Increases in all categories add up to 65,500 licenses available to hunters this fall, 10,350 more than last year.