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

Staff Member

Kent Hersey

Kent Hersey working with Mule Deer research.

Phone: (801) 913 - 1864


  • MS University of Tennessee 2004
  • BS Penn State 2000


Kent received his B.S. degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from Penn State University in 2000 and his M.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from the University of Tennessee in 2004 where he studied black bear habitat in Alabama and Arkansas . Kent has been a biologist with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources since 2005 and is currently employed as the Big Game Projects Coordinator. . His main job duties include coordinating big game research and transplant projects, assisting with big game season and permit recommendations, and revising statewide species management plans. Kent joined the Coop Unit in August
2017 and is studying factors that affect mule deer body condition and how that in turn influences demographic parameters.
Project Title: Linking mule deer survival to nutritional condition and habitat use