Odocoileus Hemionus

Autumn in southeastern Oregon’s high desert country is a season of urgency. Chill winds rattle the dry remains of summer and scatter the brief yellow hues of aspen and cottonwood trees. The first frost arrives, hinting at the long winter to come. And for the mule deer, Odocoileus Hemionus, it is the time of the annual rut, when does mate with bucks to produce the next generation, born the following spring.


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