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6:00 am
Thu August 7, 2014

Glenwood Springs Summit To Examine Mule Deer Decline

Populations of mule deer in Colorado are declining, especially in the northwestern part of the state.
Credit nwcoloradohunting.com

Colorado’s mule deer population has been shrinking for years and wildlife officials are trying to bring it back up. In 2006, the population numbered 600,000. That dropped by almost half last year. Hunters say they notice the shortage, specifically in northwest Colorado. On Saturday, Colorado Parks and Wildlife will present ideas on how to increase the population at a special summit in Glenwood Springs. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen spoke with Jody Kennedy of Parks and Wildlife.

Jody Kennedy is with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, which is hosting the Colorado West Slope Mule Deer Strategy Summit in Glenwood Springs on Saturday. The public’s invited to attend and comment on a draft West Slope Mule Deer Strategy that lays out solutions for the deer decline. The Summit starts at 10am at the Ramada Inn.