Mule Deer

At the Preserve

Our collection:

13 . 38 . 8
Male Female Young

Our Habitat:

33.55
Acres

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Articles from the Preserve:

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....

Hungry Hungry Hipp… Moose!

2 minutes video plus short introduction and photo timeline.He's hungry - drinking 4pints of milk replacer in 1 minute and 37seconds. This happens 5 times a day! On May 24, 2021, the Yukon Wildlife Preserve received a baby male moose from Conservation Officer Services....

Busy Times & Hungry Critters in Care

This story was originally published July 10 2021 in the e-blast newsletter to Yukon Wildlife Preserve's membership. Are you a member but don't receive these email Newsletters?  Contact us at info@yukonwildlife.ca to update your email preferences.Mew Gull x2 Location...

What’s That Scat?

4 minute read. As we are out enjoying some of the many trails the Yukon has to offer, we often have to watch our step to make sure we’re not putting our boots in something smelly! These unexpected trail obstacles can be great indicators of whose habitat we are walking...

Why are red foxes so happy among us?

5.5 minute read. Red foxes are as familiar to any Yukoner as seeing their friend or colleague walking down the street. They are a welcome resident of Whitehorse, and most urban environments in Canada. Though many species numbers have declined since Europeans arrived...

A Helping Hoof

5 min read / photo essay - We do our best to provide large, safe habitats for all the Preserve's residents. But accidents still happen. One of the most common reasons you'll see an animal limping is due to sprains from Arctic Ground Squirrel holes. But, typically...

Vernal Species Migration

11 min read - Part of Nature’s plan involves animals moving to new locations for two primary reasons:.  One is seasonal migration when animals move to a summer location principally to give birth and raise offspring, and the other is permanent migration or colonized...

Annual Report for 2020-21

Contents About the Preserve in 2020-21 President's Report Executive Director's Report Ex-Officio Report Operations Report Animal Care Report Wildlife Rehabilitation Report Visitors Services Report Education and Programing Report The Preserve in 2021-22 Virtual AGM...

Surviving a Cold Snap

15 minute read - This is Part 3 of a 4 part series by guest author and ecologist, Joshua Robertson on how wildlife at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve stays warm (thermoregulates) in the winter. Read Part 1: Staying Warm in the Yukon and Part 2: Winter Heat Losses. Preface...

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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