Mule Deer, Utah - Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Mule Deer, Washington - Eric Baaten

Mule Deer Fawn - Wayne D. Lewis


Mule Deer Working Group

Statement of Purpose:

The purpose for this working group is to:

  1. Begin to develop strategies to assist in management of declining mule deer populations throughout the West;
  2. Improve communication among mule deer biologists throughout the West;
  3. Provide a forum to respond to information needs from agency administration.

The Mule Deer Working Group has been very successful in their efforts to reach those goals and are considered one of the most active and productive working groups sponsored by WAFWA.


In 1997, the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) established a Mule Deer Working Group (MDWG) consisting of a representative from each western state and western Canadian province.  Since the time of the MDWG’s inception, it has been successfully addressing mule and black-tailed deer concerns shared among wildlife agencies in western North America.