Mule Deer Fawns Face High Mortality Rates in Western Wyoming
The long harsh winter in Wyoming is being blamed for the high mule deer fawn mortality. The numbers are between 45-60% fawn mortality in the Sublette herd and 75% mortality for the Wyoming Range herd, from Billings Gazette. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department have counted over 400 carcasses, this is the highest mortality since the 1990s when record keeping began. They expect more deaths of weakened deer, which means less mule deer in the years ahead.