My original intention, when this study began, was to analyze the back-log of data from the Boundary (MA8) to determine whether or not the Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus hemionus) of this area had been over-harvested. However, as my analysis of the data proceeded, I began to appreciate the value of these deer to the hunters of British Columbia – the Boundary must be considered as one of the best Mule Deer and Whitetail Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) areas of the Province – and I realized that something more then a defensive approach to dear management was warranted. The outcome has been the following study. I have presented all available management statistics I could gather plus all pertinent historical references, in an attempt to clarify for those interested in the Boundary Deer and the Boundary area the status of both Mule and Whitetail Deer and the present level of deer management. Proposals for future management are included.
Spalding, D.J.. 1968. The Boundary Deer Herd. Department of Recreation and Conservation