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WDFW Conducts Aerial Mule Deer Study


January 4, 2018

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A herd of mule deer as seen from the inside of a helicopter.

The Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife is currently flying randomly selected sub-units in Walla Walla, Columbia and Garfield counties to obtain a mule-deer population estimate for District 3 mule deer, excluding the mountain areas, according to Assistant District Wildlife Biologist Mark Vekasy.

Vekasy says the WDFW is also planning a mule deer capture to radio-collar 50 mule deer across the survey area to understand more about survival and movements. Internal study plans for the survey and capture follow objectives outlined in the Statewide Mule Deer Management Plan.

Those objectives are...

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