Monday, June 11, 2007

My first trips to Monache Meadows
where on deer hunts with Lee Denton and my father and brother, Ted Harwood 1 and 2. The deer there are a large variety know as a "mule deer" this was about 196

Mule Deer

Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Cervidae
Sub Family: Capreolinae
Genus: Odocoileus
Species: hemionus

Vital Stats

Weight: 125-330 lbs.
Length with tail: 50-85"
Shoulder Height: 3-3.5"
Sexual Maturity: 2 years
Mating Season: Oct.- Nov.
Gestation Period: 195-212 days
No. of Young: 1-4, 2 avg.
Birth Interval: 1 year
Lifespan: 10 years in the wild
Typical diet: various vegetation

Related Species

There are 2 major subspecies: the Mule Deer, with tail white above, tipped with black; and the Black-tailed Deer, with tail black or brown above.

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