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Mule deer trends on the Manti

CASTLE DALE — On Tuesday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m., the Division of Wildlife Resources will hold a public meeting in Castle Dale at the Museum of the San Rafael located at 70 N. 100 E. to discuss mule deer management.

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The Castle Dale open house will be held on Tuesday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m.

Photo by Mike Keller

As we are all aware, deer and deer hunting have become hot button issues, attracting the attention of state and local policy makers, businessmen, sportsmen, and the public at-large.

Please join us as we present and discuss the challenges facing our deer herds and the steps the DWR is taking to address them. Presentations by wildlife and habitat program managers and biologists will be followed by a question and answer period and general discussion.

Among the items to be presented and discussed will be:

  • Statewide and local deer management and hunting strategies,
  • Population trends in Utah and throughout the western United States,
  • Collection and analysis of deer population data,
  • Identifying and mitigating factors that limit deer populations,
  • The effects and management of predators,
  • The effects of deer highway mortality, and
  • Habitat trends, including its loss, fragmentation and restoration.

We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about the complexities of managing mule deer and to share your ideas.

If you have questions, we invite you to call Brent Stettler at: 435-613-3707.

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