Mule deer

North Dakota man ordered to pay $74K for poaching mule deer

Concerned about declining populations of mule deer, which help sustain Colorado’s nearly $1 billion hunting industry, Colorado Parks and Wildlife decided in 2016 to conduct an experiment to see if limited killing of mountain lions and black bears would have an impact on deer numbers.SANTA FE, N.M. — A North Dakota man has been ordered to pay $74,000 in restitution…

Washington state helicopter crash kills 1 during mule deer survey

POMEROY, Wash. — Officials say one person has died following the crash of a helicopter contracted by Washington state’s Department of Fish and Wildlife to help with mule deer surveying. Garfield County Sheriff Drew W. Hyer says the crash happened at about 2 p.m. Saturday. The investigation has been turned over to the Washington State Patrol, the Federal Aviation Administration…