Wintering Conditions Report- 2021

Another Wyoming Winter is coming to a close. As I sit here writing this update, the southeastern portion of Wyoming including Casper just received a dump of a foot of snow. The forecast shows another winter storm on the heels of this one headed to central Wyoming. This time of year we receive a significant portion of our annual moisture. A foot of heavy wet spring snow can bring a couple inches of much needed moisture.

During 2020 in central Wyoming we suffered through a significant drought. These spring snow storms will provide much needed moisture and will help end our drought conditions. In western Wyoming where our famous Greys River mule deer herds winter we have had the same very mild conditions. 

Here is a report from Gary Fralick our Game & Fish biologist who manages this famous mule deer herd.

Since December 2020 snow accumulations have been minimal, forage remains available and deer are still exhibiting signs of being in good physical condition. As of February 25th there were many does with at least one fawn and many with two fawns still at heel. Deer are dispersed over the winter ranges because of open conditions.

Please consider the photographs that depict current snow and forage conditions as of February 25 on the Labarge area winter ranges. The LaBarge area winter ranges is where a significant portion of the Greys River mule deer herd spends the winter.

If you are interested in mule deer hunting, migration, research, and the conservation and management of the Wyoming Range mule deer consider viewing IMPERILED MIGRATIONS a recently released YouTube Eastmans Hunting Journal video. This video is entertaining and well worth a look if your interested in Wyoming mule deer hunting.