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Mule Deer

At the Preserve

Our collection:

9 . 28 . 0
Male   Female   Young

Our Habitat:

33.55
Acres

Photos from the Preserve:

Articles from the Preserve:

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...

Golden Eagle Gets Second Chance

Photo credit:  L. CaskenetteA golden eagle was admitted Wednesday evening, November 24th 2021, to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. This individual, who is quite a bit bigger than the last golden eagle in our care, was found by a member of the public in the middle...

Preparing for Winter – Adaption or Bust!

10 min read -Some winters in the Yukon can be severe, and other years, they can be mild. Weather patterns are fickle and may change day by day. As the winter season may last for up to nearly six months, animals in the wild have several preparations to perform before...

Meet The North: The Gift that Keeps Giving!

Each of the last 2 years we have had the immense pleasure of connecting with northerners passionate about promoting local, connecting people and place and supporting the Yukon Wildlife Preserve and Yukon's wildlife.  The team is back again this year with new, special...

Northern Neck Tubes

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...

Northern Wildlife Inspired Artwork

5 min read These mugs have literally been years in the making. Lindsay, Manager of Visitor Services has been working with local ceramic's artist Astrid Kruse to create something exceptionally unique for the Yukon Wildlife Preserve and its visitors.  The Visitor...

A Day with an Animal Care Assistant

8 minute read. My name is Abbey, I am a part-time animal care assistant and part-time wildlife interpreter here at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve for the summer of 2021. I am a biology major at the University of Winnipeg. Fall 2021 I start my second year of my degree....

Resources

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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