In the last few weeks the collared deer have been making some moves from winter to summer ranges.

Here are a few updates from Carrie Kyle, the Graduate Research Assistant in the Kauffman Lab with the Wyoming Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit at the University of Wyoming who is working on the project.

A couple of highlights:

  • The first deer to start moving to summer range was a deer 074 on the west side the week of May 10th.
  • A total of 8 mule deer moved to the east side of the Bighorns. Hopefully, more mule deer will move in the coming days!
  • May 31 – June 7 was a big week with 35 deer making movements towards their summer ranges.

Learn more about the first-ever season movement study of Northern Bighorns mule deer here