[Suvery coordinator Gray] “Fralick said there’s ‘no doubt the poor habitat conditions on this winter range contributed a great deal” to this year’s high death rate.’ ”

Deer survey reaps grim results. By Jeff Geario. Casper Star Tribune.

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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University with specialties in natural resource politics, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, voting and elections. Aside from academic publications, he is author or co-author of three hiking/backpacking guides, and he is President of the Western Watersheds Project.

One Response to Wyoming Range deer survey reaps grim results

  1. avatar Wyo Native says:

    I helped with both the Leroy and Cokeville (Nugget Canyon) mortality counts. It was a very sad sight to see the devastation that winter took upon our deer herds especially in the Leroy area.

    The poor habitat conditions in the Leroy and Cokeville area cannot be blamed on the Oil and Gas industry though. There has been absolutely zero development in those two areas in the last 20 years.

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