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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: 2

Masters Students: 5

Phd Students: 3

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 25

Scientific Publications: 70

Presentations: 238



Funding Agencies

  • Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism


Kansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism
  2. Kansas State University
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute