muledeer

DESERT MULE DEER RESEARCH

Desert mule deer are one of the cornerstone wildlife species of the Chihuahuan Desert Borderlands.  The Borderlands Research Institute strives to be a national leader in desert mule deer research and management.  We are currently seeking partners to broaden our research focus on the following topics relative to desert mule deer:

· Understand antler development as it relates to genetics, nutrition, and harvest management

· Evaluate the effects of expanding elk populations on mule deer herds

· Assess mule deer behavior and movements relative to reproductive behavior

· Evaluate the effects of feed programs on mule demography, habitat utilization, range size, and dispersal distances (pre- and post-treatment)

· Refine mule deer survey techniques

· Document the effects of habitat management practices on mule deer food and cover

· Understand the prevalence, distribution, and movement of Chronic Wasting Disease in mule deer

PROJECT PAGES:

Overview

Population Trends

Survey Techniques

Effects of Spike 20P

Seasonal Home Ranges

Use of Feed and Water

Restoration in Mexico