Mule Deer

At the Preserve

Our collection:

13 . 38 . 8
Male Female Young

Our Habitat:

33.55
Acres

Photos from the Preserve:

Articles from the Preserve:

The Animals are Quite Fine Outside

5 minute read -After a beautiful, drawn out fall (by Yukon standards), winter arrived in force at the end of October 2020. Record setting snowfall on November 2nd 2020 kicked winter into full gear. Shutdowns were widespread (including here at the Preserve). It was...

Faces of the Preserve: Maureen

12 min read - It takes drive and passion to support a non-profit organization which works to be a living center of Yukon’s wildlife, with informed voices that speak for, and connect others to, the natural world. Who is the team making this happen? Meet Maureen. She’s...

The Antler and Breeding Cycle Featuring Moose

10 minute read - Deer species are hoofed, ruminant mammals forming the family Cervidae. The primary deer species in the Yukon include: Moose -  the largest of the species; Caribou, Elk and Mule and White-tailed Deer which have migrated in from Alberta and British...

Misunderstood Moose

5 min read - You have most likely heard the phrase “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover”, implying that captivating stories can be hidden behind bland book covers. Similarly, at one time or another many of us have been judged or have judged others based on their outward...

Fall In to Autumn

5 minute read -  Autumn is a season of change! It’s the bridge which helps us transition from summer towards winter. What a beautiful bridge it is, with leaves blazing colour in vibrant hues of red, orange and yellow. Fireweed has flowered and the leaves are crimson....

Annual Report for 2019-20

Contents About the Preserve in 2019-20 President's Report Executive Director's Report Ex-Officio Report Master Plan Project Update Operations Report Animal Care Report Wildlife Rehabilitation Report Visitors Services Report Education and Programing Report More on...

Mountain Slopes – Yukon Wildlife Preserve

11 min read - The Yukon Wildlife Preserve features eleven iconic northern animal species, but if you look closely at each of the three primary habitats on the Preserve you’ll see many more species than “only” eleven. The three primary habitats include: grasslands,...

Playful Prey

6 minute read - As many of us know from watching our dogs, cats, or children at home, young animals love to play and they play often. Play behaviour has been observed in many mammals and even in reptiles[[[Burghardt, G. M. (2015). Play in fishes, frogs and reptiles....

Rehabilitation – A Wild Success

1 min video - This juvenile bald eagle came to the Wildlife Rehabilitation and Research Centre in early July after it was found near Icy Waters on Fish Lake road, seemingly flightless. An X-ray revealed an infection.  Dr. Maria Hallock started the eagle on a course of...

Wetlands Habitats – Yukon Wildlife Preserve

13 minute read - The Yukon Wildlife Preserve features eleven iconic northern animal species, but if you look closely at each of the three primary habitats on the Preserve you’ll see many more species than “only” eleven. The three primary habitats include: grasslands,...

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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