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How Many Mule Deer Are There? Challenges of Credibility in Colorado

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Freddy, David J, White, Gary C, Kneeland, Mary C, Kahn, Richard H, Unsworth, James W, deVergie, William J, Graham, Van K, Ellenberger, John H, and Wagner, Charles H, How Many Mule Deer Are There? Challenges of Credibility in Colorado: .

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Conflict resolution between stakeholder groups and management agencies is a problem in wildlife management. We evaluated our success in resolving a conflict between sportsmen and the Colorado Division of Wildlife (CDOW). Sportsmen challenged the credibility of methods used to estimate numbers of mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) in Colorado and demanded validating surveys to verify numbers of deer. Sportsmen, other interested wildlife stakeholders, and CDOW engaged in a conflict resolution process and designed and implemented an aerial survey to estimate numbers of deer in a specific population whose previous estimated size had been contested by sportsmen. We used helicopters to count mule deer on randomly selected sample units distributed [...]

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