Mule Deer

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Faces of the Preserve: Doug

12 min read - It takes passion and love for Yukon’s wild spaces and the wildlife that inhabit it, to support the Yukon Wildlife Preserve - a non-profit organization dedicated to the education and protection of Yukon’s natural spaces.  Meet our Wildlife Interpreter...

Artist Series Trucker Hats

6 min readThe Visitor Services team is working hard to connect with local artist to bring the connections to nature home with you. We strongly feel that by taking the time to explore these partnerships we can create unique items that guests to the Preserve can take...

Those Things On Their Heads – Antlers Vs. Horns

10 minute read - In our modern language usage, some terms or words may be incorrectly applied when describing an item. For example: some people do not always distinguish between horns and antlers where they incorrectly refer to all animal headgear as horns. Antlers...

Treats for Santa’s Reindeer?

7 minute read -What will you leave out for Santa on Christmas eve? Milk and cookies are a classic (in North America anyway, I was surprised to find that traditions vary dramatically around the world). But more importantly. What do you plan to leave out for Santa’s...

Bou, the caribou who flew

5 min read / poemBou, the caribou who flew The caribou is just the sameAs reindeer, just another name Why 2 names, I hear you cry?Well, only reindeer can fly Santa bestowed a magic giftThat gave reindeer enchanted lift Bou, the caribou would roamAcross the snow around...

Face to Face With the Wild: Kids

5 minute read It’s a warm and sunny Wednesday in July. After driving past Jesse the moose, some handsome sheep, and innumerable little squirrels I step off the bus with 22 eager campers following. We’re just about to head out for a little walk. But then... I catch one...

Annual Report for 2021-22

Contents About the Preserve in 2021-22 President's Report Executive Director's Report Operations Report Animal Care Report Wildlife Rehabilitation Report Visitors Services Report Education and Programing Report The Preserve in 2022-23 AGM Details Tuesday, July 12th,...

Rehab Squirrels are Seriously Cute!

4 minute read - Whether a squirrel or a bear, the Preserve provides care to Yukon's most vulnerable animals. These squirrels are learning important life lessons and are seriously cute, hungry, picky and really sleepy actually!Lindsay joined the Wildlife Preserve team...

Muskox – I’m a Survivor!

4 minute read - The muskox is an adaptable animal. In the face of climate change a generalist diet with a slow metabolism helped this species survive through the last ice age and to today while other megafauna, like woolly mammoths, went extinct. During Beringia there...

Short Eared Owl Release

VideoJoin Animal Care Assistant, Erica as she shares the successful release story of a longer-term patient, a short-eared owl!  The owl arrived in Fall 2021 and was released in Spring 2022.Spring 2022 this owl was returned to the wild after being struck by a vehicle...


General Overviews

Mule Deer in the Yukon from Department of Environment, Yukon Government.
A brief overview of the mule deer populations inhabiting the Yukon including a description of their appearance, behaviours, and a map of their range within the territory.

2019 Range-wide status of black-tail and mule deer (Mule Deer Working Group)
This is a North America wide census of mule deer populations. It discusses state/territory/province specific harvesting practices and how they vary between years. If you like mule deer and graphs, this is for you!

Mule Deer Working Group Fact Sheet:
A very detailed document put out by the Mule Deer Working group that provides plenty of information on hunting regulation, risks associated with human interaction, environmental stresses, behaviours, and more! 


Yukon Specific Research

CBC Mule Deer Survey 2015:
For the most part, the Yukon government doesn’t survey deer within the territory but in 2015, government biologists set out to get a better grasp on the growing deer numbers in the Yukon. This article gives a brief outline of how these surveys are set up and what kind of data the provide.

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