Following deer — and biologists — across the Wyoming Range

The documentary Deer 139 follows TWS member Samantha Dwinnell and an all-woman team of researchers as they walk one mule deer’s migration route across Wyoming. ©Morgan Heim

Efforts to contain COVID-19 may have derailed the annual Environmental Film Festival, which showcases top films in venues around Washington, D.C. But it didn’t stop it altogether. Through March 31, select films are available online. That includes Deer 139, a documentary following TWS member Samantha Dwinnell, a researcher at the University of Wyoming’s Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, and her all-women team of researchers as they walk one mule deer’s (Odocoileus hemionus) migration trail across Wyoming. The trail takes them on an 85-miles journey from the sagebrush steppe outside the town of LaBarge across the Wyoming Range and offers unusual insight into the work of wildlife biologists.

Watch the trailer below, and find the video here.