The mulie bounded across the road in front of us. Powerful leg muscles flexed under her summer coat, propelling her through effortless 20-foot arcs. Five heads swiveled to watch the deer, some of them lurching from reclined positions of slumber.
Like many amphibian populations worldwide, boreal toad numbers have declined. Because of these declines, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, conducted extensive surveys between 1995 and 2003 to help determine our state's current distribution of the toad.
When we moved to Cedar City seven years ago, I found myself working in an office full of avid turkey hunters. Their enthusiasm for the sport was so infectious, it wasn’t difficult to talk me into giving it a try.
Every winter, deer face a crisis. This annual event is the single most deadly thing a deer faces during its life, deadlier than coyotes, cougars and even motor vehicles. As a biologist, it's my main focus when trying to grow deer herds in my district.