Use of Trail Cameras for Managing Mule Deer

Posted by WAFWA on January 30, 2023
We sometimes consider remotely placed automated cameras (trail cameras) to be a recent invention, yet remotely triggered cameras have been used since the early 1900s when trip wires and fl ash bulbs were used to capture images of wildlife. By the early 1980s, technology had advanced to include infrared beam…
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Range-wide Population Size of the Lesser Prairie-Chicken 2012-2022

Posted by WAFWA on October 20, 2022
We estimated lesser prairie-chicken (LPC) population sizes annually from 2012 to 2018, and 2020 to 2022 in the 2011 estimated occupied range of the LPC, as defined by the LPC Interstate Working Group in Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. In 2022, a redefined area of the estimated occupied…
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Range-wide guidelines: Black-Tailed & Mule Deer Seeding Booklet 2022

Posted by WAFWA on August 15, 2022
High-quality, abundant habitat is the foundation of healthy, growing mule deer and black-tailed deer (Odocoileus hemionus) populations. It ensures that individuals within populations have adequate food, water and shelter so they can survive and reproduce. Maintaining the right balance of productive deer habitats is one of the greatest challenges facing…
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Posted by WAFWA on May 24, 2022
Because prairie dogs function as ecosystem engineers and keystone species in North America’s grasslands (Fig. 1), their conservation and management lies at the core of many conservation efforts. However, prairie dog management is challenging because they are severely affected by epizootic plague outbreaks caused by the introduced bacterium Yersinia pestis1,…
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