WGFD continues public discussion of Wyoming Range deer
by Wyoming Game & Fish
November 17, 2011
After several rounds of community meetings held in 2010 and 2011 to develop a management plan for the Wyoming Range mule deer herd, The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will again be visiting those local communities to discuss current issues and progress on the Wyoming Range Mule Deer Initiative (WRMDI) that was created. One of the main thrusts of the Wyoming Range Mule Deer Initiative is to maintain an ongoing dialogue with those interested in the Wyoming Range deer herd.
Local Game and Fish personnel responsible for management of the Wyoming Range mule deer herd will be recapping the 2011 hunting seasons, revisiting the mule deer initiative that was created and discuss the ongoing work the Game and Fish is involved in for Wyoming Range deer.
The community meetings will be held from 6:00PM – 8:00PM at the following locations:
Tuesday, November 29:
Marbleton Town Hall
Kemmerer, Best Western Country Inn
Wednesday, November 30:
Afton Civic Center
Green River, Wyoming Game & Fish Regional Office
The WRMDI was approved by the 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.
The public involvement process to develop the WRMDI involved several rounds of meetings that were well received by the public. The resulting Wyoming Range Mule Deer Management Plan is the first herd-specific plan developed under the auspices of the Wyoming Mule Deer Initiative. The Wyoming Mule Deer Initiative is a statewide framework designed to address declining mule deer populations, particularly over the last two decades. These declines are not unique to Wyoming, but have been seen throughout the West. A second process is now being undertaken for the Platte Valley mule deer herd in southeastern Wyoming.
To learn more about the Wyoming Range Mule Deer Initiative and the ongoing work, visit the Game and Fish website and click on the "Wyoming Range Public Input Process" link under "What’s New" or click on the following link:
Once there, one can view the slideshows presented at the earlier rounds of meetings as well as the results of a hunter attitude survey that was completed. Also provided is the complete set of public feedback provided at each of the public meetings.
If you have any questions feel free to contact your local Game and Fish regional office.
The State of Wyoming supports the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Anyone requiring auxiliary aids, regarding this Public Notice, should contact the Green River Game and Fish Office at 307-875-3223 or the Jackson Game and Fish Office at 307-733-2321. Every effort will be made for reasonable accommodations.