WYOMING

Deer Forecast 2003

Outdoor Life Online Editor

Region G in west-central Wyoming supports high numbers of mature mule deer bucks and has ample public land. For trophies, the units to draw are 128 near Dubois and 102 south of Rock Springs. The last two winters have been mild, resulting in high survival through the cold months, but summer rains have been below normal. The population of more than 500,000 deer is stable. High-density whitetail populations are associated with major watercourses like the Belle Fourche and the Platte. Don't overlook the Powder and Tongue River drainages in the north-central region, where whitetail numbers are up. Contact: Wyoming Game and Fish (307-777-4600; http://gf.state.wy.us).

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