Mule Deer. Photo: flickr, tuchodi
By Judith Kohler | 4.2.14
DENVER – This month, Colorado Parks and Wildlife will launch a series of statewide public meetings focused on solutions to the declining mule deer populations in western Colorado.
The first meeting is April 16 in Loveland and six more are scheduled through May 20. State wildlife officials are seeking feedback on its Colorado West Slope Mule Deer Strategy, which will guide efforts to increase deer numbers. CPW officials have said the goal is to announce the strategy later this year.
Mule deer numbers have been dropping across the West for several years. CPW has said it wants to bring together sportsmen and women, landowners, outfitters, biologists, local elected officials and other state and federal agencies to discuss the issues.