The Red Desert To Hoback Mule Deer Video

Recently, the longest mule deer migration ever recorded was discovered where thousands of deer migrate 150 miles from winter ranges in the Red Desert to summer ranges in the mountains of northwest Wyoming. This 300-mile roundtrip journey leads mule deer through a variety of habitat types and anthropogenic obstacles, including highways, fences, and river crossings. Wildlife biologist Hall Sawyer works with National Geographic photographer Joe Riis to raise awareness of this spectacular migration and highlight the challenges with conserving migration routes outside of national parks.

NOTE: this article was originally published to MigrationInitiative.org

 

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