mule deer standing on the side of the road
This is the type of the majority of deer in our area. They are larger and do not have as light of colored rump as white tailed deer do.
They were on a walkway between two fields. One had sagebrush and the other was a farmer’s field.
Hoof of deer killed by coyotes.
Deer track and feeding sign on acorns.
Antler rub on small tree.
This is the most pregnant deer I have ever seen.
The mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) is a deer indigenous to western North America; it is named for its ears, which are large like those of the mule. There are believed to be several subspecies, including the black-tailed deer. However, some genetic studies have indicated that mule deer may have developed relatively recently through the interbreeding of white-tailed and black-tailed deer, which may have evolved from white-tailed deer thousands of years ago. Unlike the related white-tailed deer...