Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Coyotes and Deer Focus of New Study

Just how many fawns do coyotes kill? And how does the killing affect the number of mule deer in Utah? What about efforts to control coyotes? How effective are those efforts? And how do those efforts help deer in the state?

Biologists with the Division of Wildlife Resources want to know. In cooperation with Brigham Young University and Utah State University, they’re launching a study to find out.

The study on Monroe Mountain is just one of several things the DWR and its partners are doing to help mule deer in Utah. In just the past six years, tens of millions of dollars have been spent to help the state’s deer herds by restoring deer habitat, reducing highway mortality, and stopping deer poachers. KCSG Television