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Pinedale Online > News > November 2012 > Public meeting planned to discuss Wyoming Range deer
Public meetings planned to discuss Wyoming Range deer
Meetings planned in Marbleton, Kemmerer, Thayne and Green River Dec. 10-13th
by Wyoming Game & Fish
November 21, 2012

After several rounds of public meetings in several western Wyoming communities, a management plan for the Wyoming Range mule deer herd was completed in 2010. 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). One of the main thrusts of the WRMDI is to maintain an ongoing dialogue with those interested in Wyoming Range deer.

Local Game and Fish personnel responsible for management of the Wyoming Range mule deer herd will be recapping the 2012 hunting seasons, revisiting the WRMDI, and discussing ongoing work for Wyoming Range deer.

The community meetings will be held from 6:30PM 8:30PM at the following locations:

December 10: Marbleton Town Hall
December 11: Thayne Community Center (old elementary school)
December 12: Green River, Wyoming Game & Fish Regional Office
December 13: Kemmerer, South Lincoln Training and Event Center, 215 Wyoming Hwy 233

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 management plan was the first herd-specific plan developed under the auspices of the statewide mule deer initiative. A second plan has since been completed for the Platte Valley herd in the southeastern part of the state.

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.

To learn more about the WRMDI and the ongoing work, visit the Game and Fish website and click on the "Wyoming Range Public Input Process" link under "Wildlife & Habitat," then "Mule Deer Initiative," or click on the following link:

Once there, one can view slideshows with background information presented at the earlier rounds of meetings, as well as the results of a hunter attitude survey. 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.

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