Trends in age-specific, eviscerated carcass weights were determined for hunter-harvested yearling and two-year-old buck mule deer. Carcass weights declined over an 11-year period from two areas of similar management, but with independenly collected data sets. Carcass weights also declined between the opening and second weekends of the hunt. Management implications are discussed.
Austin, Dennis D.; Riggs, Robert A.; Urness, Philip J.; Turner, David L.; and Kimball, John F.
"Changes in mule deer size in Utah,"
Great Basin Naturalist: Vol. 49
, Article 2.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/gbn/vol49/iss1/2