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Archive for January, 2011

Bear management changes for 2011

Bear management changes for 2011

On January 4, the Utah Wildlife Board approved several bear hunting changes for Utah’s 2011 seasons. These changes will be available in the 2011 Utah Black Bear Guidebook.

How deer cope with winter conditions

How deer cope with winter conditions

Just after Christmas, a large storm hit most of Utah. The storm came from the south. When storms come follow that flow, generally, southeastern Utah gets hit pretty hard. This storm was no exception.

Biologists classify deer after the hunt ends

Biologists classify deer after the hunt ends

We recently completed our deer classification in the Southeast Region. Deer classification involves comparing buck and fawn numbers to the number of does. We are specifically looking at the number of bucks per 100 does and the number of fawns per 100 does.

Winter conditions for mule deer

Winter conditions for mule deer

Division biologists from the Southeastern Region have been monitoring winter conditions and possible effects on mule deer populations. Up until a few weeks ago, the region had received perodic snow storms, followed by warming temperatures or rainfall.