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Survival Rates, Habitat Selection, and Movement of Sympatric Mule Deer and White-tailed Deer in Kansas


September 2017 - December 2022


Declining populations of mule deer in Kansas and the Great Plains are of concern to state management agencies. The Kansas Unit with collaborators will be testing the effect of white-tailed deer on mule deer populations in addition to gaining knowledge of the ecology of mule deer in Kansas.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 100

Masters Students: 237

Phd Students: 155

Post Docs: 56

University Staff: 246

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 714

Scientific Publications: 1979

Presentations: 4410



Funding Agencies

  • Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism


Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey