Hey guys! This is Jaden Bales from the Rich Outdoors. 2020 is the “Year of the Deer” for me, so you can expect a bit more coming from me in the future as I document how I’m trying to take my deer hunting skills to the next level this year. I wanted to kick off the Year of the Deer by getting biologists on from different states to better understand how mule deer are managed across the west. The hope is this can help me, and the rest of the listeners, better understand harvest states, mule deer populations, and hopefully make the right application choices this spring.
To kick off the series, I wanted to have on my good friend from Wyoming, Lee Knox. Lee and I became close when I lived down in Laramie and often times would ourselves deep in conversations about some of the data he’s gathering regarding mule deer age classes, antler sizes, the research that’s out about CWD, and much more. Without making too bold of claims, he does a good job at pointing to the best information managers in Wyoming have available that’s helped them make their management decisions. Importantly, he also covers how mule deer are managed in the public trust and how public input plays an important role in how seasons, and ultimately deer are managed in various regions around Wyoming.
Introduction – 0m 34s
Mule Deer Management in WY – 6m 11s
Special Management Units & Age Classes – 16m 12s
Age & Antler Restrictions – 40m 7s
CWD Management – 50m 7s
Contact Info – 72m 56s
You can find this episode and all Muley Monday’s exclusively on The Rich Outdoors Patreon feed.
Stay tuned for more of these conversations with biologists regarding mule deer and mule deer management across the west as I hope to get folks on from states like Colorado, Nevada, Montana, and others.