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Migration stopovers of mule deer in the Pequop Mountains, Nevada

Metadata Updated: July 6, 2024

The Area 7 mule deer population is one of the state’s largest deer herds with an estimated population of about 11,000 in 2019. This deer herd is highly important to Nevada from an economic and ecological perspective. It’s one of the longest distance deer migrations in the state of Nevada with some animals known to migrate over 120 miles during a single migration. A subset of this population, known as the “Pequop” herd, crosses a major highway (US highway 93) and an interstate (Interstate-80) twice annually during their seasonal migration. Several million dollars in wildlife crossing structures have been constructed to help these deer during their migration, yet they still face challenges to connectivity between winter and summer ranges including miles of livestock fencing and a large-scale gold mine operation in close proximity a large stop-over site near Long Canyon. Winter range for this deer herd occurs primarily along the east side of the Pequop Mountains from Sixmile Creek to Ninemile Canyon. The largest stopovers occur along the west side of Snake Mountains near Tabor Creek, Antelope Peak and Bishop Creek areas, north and south of Interstate 80 near Pequop Summit, and the Sixmile Creek to Long Canyon area in the Pequop Mountains. Summer range for this herd primarily occurs between the Owyhee and Bruneau Rivers east of Wildhorse Reservoir. These data provide the location of migration stopovers for mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) in the Pequop Mountains, Nevada. They were developed from Brownian bridge movement models (Sawyer et al. 2009) using 218 migration sequences collected from a sample size of 79 animals comprising GPS locations collected every 1-25 hours.

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Metadata Created Date June 1, 2023
Metadata Updated Date July 6, 2024

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Metadata Created Date June 1, 2023
Metadata Updated Date July 6, 2024
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
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Data Last Modified 20220828
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