Species Identification Confidence:
I'm very confident
Individual(s) Observed (seen)
Observed Individual(s) in Hand or Close Range
Nest, Den, Burrow or Habitation Observed
This herd lives in 4-5 adjoining yards (including ours) and roams through the neighborhood. It started with 3-4 deer in the winter about 6-7 years ago. They never left. Last spring there were 5 fawns added to the herd. There are usually 2-4 bucks and we have had two antler sheds found in our yard in the past year. Two of the deer have had broken legs that have healed. One had a compound break in a foreleg and can only use the other three legs. They live here year-round and eat our gardens and plants, leave piles of scat all over the yard and have broken our fence down. I contacted Fish and Game last year and was told there is nothing they can do to relocate these deer. This spring, they are either molting or have mange/lice. One yearling I observed has large patches of red bare skin on its torso.
Decimal Degrees: 43.6,-116.2
Residential neighborhood with 3/4 acre lots. Landscaped yards, fruit trees, vegetable gardens, mature trees, irrigation ditch filled with water 2-3 days a week from mid April to mid October. Neighbor has duck pond.
Game Management Unit:
March 30, 2022 (All day)
Deer have been here at least 6 years. Deer were seen at least weekly for the first year or two. They have been seen at least 3-4 times per week in the following few years. For the past two years, we have counted 10-14 deer in all seasons. Some deer have been seen daily during this time.
Pictures from the internet, personal experience over the years
Animal Observation Report (Sightings)