Species Identification Confidence:
I'm absolutely certain
Individual(s) Observed (seen)
The mule deer buck came out of its bed at 6:00pm and fed on mullan stocks in the open before moving into the mature timber where I could hear but not see it moving around until dark. He was a mature 4x4 buck approx 24" wide with very small front forks but large rear forks. Body size he was average for a mule deer buck of his size/age and appeared very healthy and not overly sensitive or stressed about his surroundings.
Decimal Degrees: 48.4,-116.6
Edge of a clearcut approx 5 to 10 years old. The Mule deer buck was bedded in some brush that appeared to be 6 to 10' tall. He then fed on some mullan stocks in the open before moving into mature timber that was mostly doug fir.
Game Management Unit:
September 7, 2011 (All day)
Observation made between 6:00pm and 6:15pm
SA code (IDFG Reference Code):