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Snow Storm Muley - National Bison Range, Montana A mature mule deer buck stops browsing through the willows to inspect the photographer during a snow storm in western Montana's National Bison Range. I stopped to explore this area while in the middle of a 500 mile drive from south-central Montana to north Idaho. I ended up stopping for about two hours to observe and photograph this mule deer buck along with several other deer. Well worth the detour. Geotagged,Mule Deer,National Bison Range,Odocoileus hemionus,United States,mammals,montana,snow,winter Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Snow Storm Muley - National Bison Range, Montana

A mature mule deer buck stops browsing through the willows to inspect the photographer during a snow storm in western Montana's National Bison Range. I stopped to explore this area while in the middle of a 500 mile drive from south-central Montana to north Idaho. I ended up stopping for about two hours to observe and photograph this mule deer buck along with several other deer. Well worth the detour.

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  1. A side note, this snow storm dumped over a foot (0.3 meters) of snow in a single day in some areas. Posted 4 years ago
  2. Send some our way!! We hardly have enough to snowshoe on even up at the high elevations around here. It's going to be RAINING at Paradise, Mt. Rainier (5400 ft) tomorrow *sniff* *sniff* Posted 4 years ago
    1. That's crazy to think about. Rain so high up this time of year. I'm sure you'll more snow, just not when you want it... Posted 4 years ago
  3. Oh wow, well worth the detour and the hours of struggling in the snow. Excellent photo, says it all, promoted! Posted 4 years ago
    1. Most definitely worth it! Thanks Claire! Posted 4 years ago
  4. An excellent front shot, a classic one even, one I would expect in a magazine. Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thanks Ferdy! I am actually in the process of seeing about submitting it to Montana Outdoor Magazine. Posted 4 years ago
      1. That's awesome, good luck! Posted 4 years ago
  5. Love this shot... the snow really adds and interesting dimension... :) Kudos! Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thanks, John! :) Posted 4 years ago

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The most noticeable differences between white-tailed and mule deer are the size of their ears, the color of their tails, and the configuration of their antlers. In many cases, body size is also a key difference. The mule deer's tail is black-tipped, whereas the whitetail's is not. Mule deer antlers are bifurcated; they "fork" as they grow, rather than branching from a single main beam, as is the case with whitetails. Each spring, a buck's antlers start to regrow almost immediately after the old.. more

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Uploaded Jan 10, 2015. Captured Jan 4, 2015 15:15 in Red Sleep Mountain Drive, Charlo, MT 59824, USA.
  • NIKON D3300
  • f/5.0
  • 10/10000s
  • ISO800
  • 185mm