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Kent Hersey

Kent Hersey working with Mule Deer research.


  • MS University of Tennessee 2004
  • BS Penn State 2000


Kent received his B.S. degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from Penn State University in 2000 and his M.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from the University of Tennessee in 2004 where he studied black bear habitat in Alabama and Arkansas . Kent has been a biologist with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources since 2005 and is currently employed as the Big Game Projects Coordinator.

Research Interests

His main job duties include coordinating big game research and transplant projects, assisting with big game season and permit recommendations, and revising statewide species management plans. Kent joined the Coop Unit in August
2017 and is studying factors that affect mule deer body condition and how that in turn influences demographic parameters.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 2

Phd Students: 4

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 11

Scientific Publications: 34

Presentations: 109


Contact Information

Tel: (801) 913 - 1864


Utah Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  2. U.S. Geological Survey
  3. Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
  4. Utah State University/College of Natural Resources
  5. Wildlife Management Institute