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Mule Deer life in the winter.

Stock Photography By Mike Trewet

Mule Deer in the Rocky Mountains specifically in Utah the winter in the fall of 2016 and the winter of 2017 Utah had a snowpack of 175% of normal the high mountains accumulated in some areas over 400 inches of snow this large amount of snow created hardship for the Mule Deer forcing them down to winter ranges not used in many years and the local division of wildlife resources had to start a feeding program to help the deer survive. This is a group of Mule Deer that wintered in the lower valleys

Mule Deer 4835 ( Odocoileus
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© Mike Trewet
Mule Deer 4476 ( Odocoileus
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© Mike Trewet
Mule Deer 4737 ( Odocoileus
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© Mike Trewet
Mule Deer 4436 ( Odocoileus
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© Mike Trewet
Mule Deer 5276 ( Odocoileus
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© Mike Trewet
Mule Deer 5330 ( Odocoileus
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© Mike Trewet
Mule Deer 4320 ( Odocoileus
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© Mike Trewet
Mule Deer 4747 ( Odocoileus
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© Mike Trewet
Mule Deer 4765 ( Odocoileus
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© Mike Trewet
Mule Deer 4786 ( Odocoileus
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© Mike Trewet
Mule Deer 4787 ( Odocoileus
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© Mike Trewet
Mule Deer 4831 ( Odocoileus
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© Mike Trewet
Mule Deer 4842 ( Odocoileus
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© Mike Trewet
Mule Deer 4073 ( Odocoileus
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© Mike Trewet
Mule Deer 4587 ( Odocoileus
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© Mike Trewet
Mule Deer 4769 ( Odocoileus
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© Mike Trewet
Mule Deer 4795 ( Odocoileus
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© Mike Trewet
Mule Deer 4817 ( Odocoileus
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© Mike Trewet
Mule Deer 4822 ( Odocoileus
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© Mike Trewet
Mule Deer 4826 ( Odocoileus
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© Mike Trewet
Mule Deer 4288 ( Odocoileus
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© Mike Trewet
Mule Deer 4791 ( Odocoileus
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© Mike Trewet

 

Photo Captions for Mule Deer life in the winter.

Image #1. Mule Deer 4835 ( Odocoileus Hemionus ) Antlers on the Mule Deer buck in the Rocky Mountains come in all different shapes and sizes.

Image #2. Mule Deer 4476 ( Odocoileus Hemionus ) Four Mule Deer bucks crossing a snow covered field in a mountain valley in northern Utah.

Image #3. Mule Deer 4737 ( Odocoileus Hemionus ) Mule Deer make their move across an open field.

Image #4. Mule Deer 4436 ( Odocoileus Hemionus ) Winter snows bring new challenges to the Mule Deer that live in the mountain valleys in northern Utah.

Image #5. Mule Deer 5276 ( Odocoileus Hemionus ) All of the large game has had to move to the lowest elevation’s in their winter ranges the Mule Deer are in a fight against the weather.

Image #6. Mule Deer 5330 ( Odocoileus Hemionus ) The Mule Deer are working hard to find enough food! this is the end of January.

Image #7. Mule Deer 4320 ( Odocoileus Hemionus ) A Mule Deer doe not only has to deal with the snow but also has to deal with a farmers fence.

Image #8. Mule Deer 4747 ( Odocoileus Hemionus ) Heavy winter snows create hardships for the Mule Deer food and obstacles like fences and lower elevation traffic.

Image #9. Mule Deer 4765 ( Odocoileus Hemionus ) A group of Mule deer stand together at a lower elevation in a mountain valley in the Rocky Mountains.

Image #10. Mule Deer 4786 ( Odocoileus Hemionus ) A group of Mule deer stand together during a snowstorm in a mountain valley in the Rocky Mountains.

Image #11. Mule Deer 4787 ( Odocoileus Hemionus ) Mule Deer bucks of all sizes face the same hardships that the winter snows bring.

Image #12. Mule Deer 4831 ( Odocoileus Hemionus ) January in Utah 2017 some of the largest snow storms in years and the Mule Deer are struggling to find food.

Image #13. Mule Deer 4842 ( Odocoileus Hemionus ) Sagebrush helps create a place for the mule deer to stand in the deep snow.

Image #14. Mule Deer 4073 ( Odocoileus Hemionus ) With the first snows in the valley and the rut still ongoing some of the best places to view Mule Deer are in the farmers fields.

Image #15. Mule Deer 4587 ( Odocoileus Hemionus ) 2017 in the northern Utah mountains Mule Deer are now contending with deep snow and below zero temps.

Image #16. Mule Deer 4769 ( Odocoileus Hemionus ) When the snow gets deep the Mule Deer have only one choice and that is to move down from the back country to the lower levels and into farmers fields.

Image #17. Mule Deer 4795 ( Odocoileus Hemionus ) Nothing goes better then Mule Deer bucks and sagebrush in the winter.

Image #18. Mule Deer 4817 ( Odocoileus Hemionus ) Mule Deer resting under a cedar tree it is January 2017 the snow is deep and the temps are low.

Image #19. Mule Deer 4822 ( Odocoileus Hemionus ) Snow storm's are driving the Mule Deer lower and lower into their winter range.

Image #20. Mule Deer 4826 ( Odocoileus Hemionus ) 2017 winter range in the northern Utah mountain valleys the Mule Deer are working hard trying to keep their body fat supplies.

Image #21. Mule Deer 4288 ( Odocoileus Hemionus ) Not all Mule Deer have antlers some are also young and or the female of the species all of them fight the winter cold and snow.

Image #22. Mule Deer 4791 ( Odocoileus Hemionus ) Wintertime Mule Deer buck stands in a mountain valley at a lower elevation which is his winter range.

 

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