Welcome back to another episode of the mule deer biology series. In these episodes of Muley Monday we are interviewing biologists across the west to discuss how mule deer are managed, issues impacting mule deer populations and what we as hunters can do to be active participants in mule deer management.
In this week’s episode, Jaden sits down with Montana biologist, Jay Kolbe. Jay has been a biologist in Montana for 25+ years in different areas and has a wealth of knowledge to share about how Montana manages mule deer. From how Montana got to having such long general season to buck to doe ratios to case studies on how special management units affect deer populations within the state, Jay and Jaden cover the gambit of topics in this super informational podcast.
Introduction – 1m 17s
MT’s Mule Deer Management Overview – 3m 44s
Population Densities & Winters – 16m 35s
Hunt & Season Change Process – 20m 37s
270 Case Study & CWD – 23m 43s
Fire Effects & Age Class Management – 38m 40s
Public Inquiries & Deer Expectations – 52m 41s
BMA – Block Management Program – 58m 10s
Your Feedback Matters – 65m 13s
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 we hope to get folks on from states like Colorado, Nevada, and others.