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Mule Deer
Mule Deer353 locationsMammal
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Jan 22 2008
Dripping Springs - Grand Canyon
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Nov 16 2015
Red Rock Canyon
ID445
TypeMammal
FamilyCervidae - Deer
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Odocoileus hemionus

Common Names: aka Mulies.
Habitat: Mule deer are not limited to any one type of terrain, being found from sparse, low deserts to high forested mountains. Generally they prefer the more rugged country.
Description: The mule deer gets its name from its large ears. Coat color is reddish-brown in summer, turning to a blue-gray in winter. Its forehead is much darker than its face, while its throat, belly and inner leg surfaces are white. Mule deer have white rump patches and short, narrow, black-tipped white tails.
Comments: The most abundant deer in Arizona is the Rocky Mountain mule deer. The mule deer is the larger of Arizona's deer. Adult bucks may weigh in excess of 200 pounds and stand up to 42 inches at the shoulder. Does average 125 pounds.

Typical mule deer antler configuration has each side branching equally into two main beams, each may fork into two tines. The size and number of 'points' is dependent on a combination of age, nutrition, and genetic background.
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