Painted Hills XII – Mule Deer Bucks

In early October I spent five days in the John Day country. On the fifth day of the trip I journeyed to the Painted Hills Unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.

On the way to the Painted Hills, I hiked in areas where deer might be seen.

And sure enough I spotted many mule deer and a few bucks. But, none were big enough to bring my hunter’s instincts alive. They are always fun to see though.

Young Mule Deer Buck (A big one would have antlers extending well beyond its ears)

Another young Mule Deer Buck

Mule Deer Doe wondering where I’m at

Mule Deer Doe wondering where the big Bucks are

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