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WGFD to hold public meetings to discuss WY Range and Sublette mule deer herds

(Jackson, Wyo.) - Next week, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) will host three public meeting to discuss the management of mule deer and their habitat in the Jackson and Pinedale regions. Since 2010, the WGFD has worked to develop the Wyoming Range Mule Deer Initiative, a long term management plan that outlines a number of actions to benefit mule deer and their habitat. With that plan now underway, the WGFD has expanded that effort to include the adjacent Sublette mule deer herd, which basically encompasses the west slope of the Wind River Range and west to the Wyoming Range. These public meetings will involve presentations focusing on three major themes that emerged in the making of the Wyoming Range Mule Deer Initiative: 1) Habitat Management, 2) Population Management, and 3) Research. Local experts on each topic will present what is currently being done and what is planned for the future. In addition, local Game and Fish personnel responsible for management of the Wyoming Range and Sublette mule deer herds will be recapping the 2015 hunting seasons. There will be opportunity for the public to provide their comments on these topics or other aspects pertaining to the management of these two mule deer herds. One of the main thrusts of Wyoming’s Mule Deer Initiative is to maintain an ongoing, open dialogue with those interested in mule deer management in the state. Public meetings will be held: - January 5, 6:00pm, Pinedale Game and Fish office (432 East Mill Street, Pinedale) - January 6, 6:00pm, Marbleton Town Hall (10700 Highway 189, Marbleton) - January 7, 6:00pm, Thayne Community Center (250 Vannoy Pkwy, old Elementary School) The Wyoming Range Mule Deer Initiative was approved by the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission in 2010. The plan was designed to be a working document that could be amended if priorities should change or new opportunities arise to benefit the mule deer herd. More information about the Wyoming Range Mule Deer Initiative and the ongoing work is available here . *Feature Photo: Mule Deer. h/t Tom Reichner / Shutterstock / Pitchengine Communities* #buckrail #news