Sweetwater Mule Deer Movement and Habitat Use Study

Mule deer in the Sweetwater mule deer herd move seasonally from high elevations in Green and Crooks Mountains to wintering habitats at low elevations along the Sweetwater River, but relatively little is understood about the timing of migration and the critical migration routes used by these mule deer. It is important to identify migration routes to ensure mule deer are protected and routes remain permeable to mule deer movement. The broad objective of this study is to understand movements, migrations, and seasonal ranges of the Sweetwater mule deer herd.

Project Lead

Matt Kauffman

Matt is the leader of the Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and Assistant Professor in the Department of Zoology and Physiology.