Popular press and outreach

For media inquiries, contact Dr. Kevin Monteith at kevin.monteith@uwyo.edu.

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Below are some of the articles that have featured members of the Monteith Shop or their projects.


“Elk linked to declining mule deer populations,” by Eric Galatas for Kiowa County Press, 2023. Link

 “Habitat is critical for wildlife to survive harsh winters like the one we just had,” by Nicole Pollack for Casper Star Tribune, 2023. Link

“In winter’s wake, lions, bears and coyotes could be in the crosshairs,” by Mike Koshmrl for WyoFile, 2023. Link

 “Thriving elk, struggling deer: Coincidence? New research suggests not,” by Mike Koshmrl for WyoFile, 2023. Link

“After harsh winter, wildlife managers will likely adjust hunting regulations,” by Caroline Chapman for Buckrail, 2023. Link

“Governor holds meeting to discuss Wyoming’s wildlife,” by Hannah Bugas for Wyoming Livestock Roundup, 2023. Link

“Gov’s team listens but finds few solutions for wildlife, now,” by Joy Ufford for Pinedale Roundup, 2023. Link

“A deadly disease stalks deer and elk. Do predators help or hurt?” by Christine Peterson for High Country News, 2023. Link

“Mule Deer Days: Quartering, Caping, and Collegial Conversation,” by Emma Marsing for Wyo4News, 2023. Link

“Study: deer’s lifelong fate is affected by mother’s health at birth,” by Christine Peterson for WyoFile, 2023. Link

 “Facing a ‘die off,’ bighorn sheep get airlifted for a health checkup,” by Hannah Merzbach for Wyoming Public Media, 2023. Link

“Bighorns in the Upper Green captured for research,” by Mark Gocke for Wyoming Game and Fish Department, 2023. Link

“New big game migration maps aim to inform on-the-ground conservation,” by Aedan Hannon for Casper Star Tribune, 2023. Link

“Biologists worry about die-off after ewe hunt failed to substantially cull pneumonia-prone bighorn herd,” by Billy Arnold for Jackson Hole News & Guide, 2023. Link

“Amidst the rocky crags,” by Emily Reed for Modern Huntsman, 2021. Link.

“Study examines role of coyotes in declining mule deer numbers,” by Melodie Edwards for Wyoming Public Radio, 2019. Link.

The Road Less Traveled is the story of what it takes for mule deer to raise offspring in a world crisscrossed by roads, and the role that crossing structures can play in helping mule deer.

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Deer 139 is the story of 3 women retracing the steps of of one bold mule deer.

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Vacant Space makes us wonder what life would be like without mule deer. Made in partnership with First Lite and Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership.

Podcasts are some of our favorite ways to talk about our research! Here are some of the episodes we’ve been featured on.


Rebekah and Kevin joined Wild Things & Wild Places to talk about researching mule deer in the Wyoming Range, and more! Podcast episodes aqui and aqui.

Kevin talked with Steve Rinella of MeatEater about the landscape of fear!

Mitch and Rhiannon joined the RokSlide crew to talk about their research on coyotes and mule deer and punk rock mule deer!

Rebecca, Ellen, Rachel, Brittany, Sam, Tayler, and Rhiannon joined Artemis to talk about their research for the “Chasing Ungulate Tales” series!

Rhiannon talked about mule deer on Ologies!