Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Montana Wildlife
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Montana Wildlife Project

Linking resources selection to population dynamics of Mule Deer in Idaho

July 2010 - December 2015


Participating Agencies

  • Idaho Department of Fish and Game

Project goal is to test the hypothesis that mule deer population productivity is related to resource selection, and to understand the mechanisms of how the trade-off between nutritional quality of habitat and predation risk determines population growth rate and carrying capacity of a landscape.