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Old 01-06-2013, 04:13 PM
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About 10-15 years ago I read that mule deer numbers were in decline. Some thought it might be the expansion of the white tail. I believed it cause I worked for a guy that went to Wyoming for mulies and didn't see one so they shot white tails. Are mulie numbers on decline?
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:36 PM
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Colorado has 375,000 mule deer, and 10,000 whitetails. We're not a state known for whitetails though.

Compared to Texas that has 3-4 million whitetails.
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:05 PM
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There are a lot more areas out West where the mule deer are declining for a lot of different reasons than increasing, that's for sure. Whitetails are so much more adaptable to many types of habitat compared to mulies that it's ridiculous.
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