Montana Outdoors

February 28, 2021

More Whitetails

Filed under: Animals, White-tail deer — Tags: — montucky @ 9:36 pm

I couldn’t resist posting more Whitetail photos. These are of a young doe and her last summer’s fawn who stopped by to visit this morning.

Whitetail doe

Whitetail fawn

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  1. Glad you didn’t resist!

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    Comment by jessicagurevitch — February 28, 2021 @ 9:38 pm

  2. I hope the spring weather comes to your area soon so these guys can have an easier life. They’re so sweet to see and I hope life isn’t too hard for them. They’ve probably figured out how to survive comfortably enough out where you are, but in our case, so many deer are now “town deer” and life is much harder for them. These deer look great in your photo. The little guy is a real cutie.

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — February 28, 2021 @ 10:03 pm

    • The deer around here have had an easy winter this year and they are all looking good. The periods of deep cold have been fairly brief and the snow has not been deep at the lower elevations.

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      Comment by montucky — February 28, 2021 @ 10:21 pm

  3. They are beautiful animals. I remember whitetails from my days back east.

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    Comment by Lavinia Ross — February 28, 2021 @ 10:13 pm

    • I grew up with Whitetails and also Mule Deer and would never want to not have them around. I’m happy to say that they are now as plentiful as they ever have been, at least in this area.

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      Comment by montucky — February 28, 2021 @ 10:27 pm

  4. To me, it looks from these pictures as if you White Tailed Deer have a thicker winter fur than ours.

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    Comment by Pit — March 1, 2021 @ 1:25 pm

    • These guys do grow a beautiful winter coat, and this winter has been mild and very easy on the wildlife so they have stayed in great condition.

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      Comment by montucky — March 1, 2021 @ 9:15 pm

  5. That fawn elicited an out-loud “Ohhhhhh” from me! They are beautiful, and they sure do look a little shaggier than ours. It makes sense; your world demands different “clothes.” People around here were noticing how fat and furry our squirrels had been getting over the past couple of months. By the time the cold and snow arrived, it made sense.

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    Comment by shoreacres — March 1, 2021 @ 5:48 pm

    • The winter coats of the wildlife are beautiful and efficient. The long hairs in a deer’s winter coat are hollow which keeps them warm even in very cold weather. They are well equipped.

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      Comment by montucky — March 1, 2021 @ 9:29 pm

  6. These little whitetail fawns are just so cute. How could anyone resist posting more photos? How lucky you are to see them up close in their natural environment.

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    Comment by Vicki — March 1, 2021 @ 6:02 pm

    • I have been close to the resident wildlife nearly all of my life and in that I consider myself blessed. They are never tiresome, indeed my love for them continues to grow.

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      Comment by montucky — March 1, 2021 @ 9:36 pm

  7. Awwwwwww!!! They are so both so beautiful, I have to add adorable for the fawn! These made me smile. ❤️

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    Comment by bayphotosbydonna — March 1, 2021 @ 8:45 pm

  8. They are absolutely gorgeous! No wonder you felt compelled to share more of them!

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    Comment by de Wets Wild — March 1, 2021 @ 10:23 pm

    • I could spend lots of time photographing them. They are pleasant and gentle creatures and nice to have around.

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      Comment by montucky — March 1, 2021 @ 10:36 pm

  9. Whitetails are so lovely and your photos prove it. That’s why I can’t get too mad at them for eating all the leaves off our azalea bushes this winter. We had snow on the ground for quite a long time and they needed to find a free lunch.

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    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — March 2, 2021 @ 8:40 am

    • They are of the opinion that whatever we plant, we plant for them. I’ve learned to consider that when I choose to plant something.

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      Comment by montucky — March 2, 2021 @ 10:15 pm

      • This is actually the first time in 20 years that they have come so close to our house. They generally travel through our yard (2.25 acres) but shy away from our house.

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        Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — March 3, 2021 @ 10:12 am

  10. They are terrifically cute. I don’t see deer very often but always get excited when I do.

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    Comment by Candace — March 5, 2021 @ 3:25 pm

    • For the last couple of years I have gotten to be very close to many of the deer who are common residents of one area. It has been (and is) a wonderful experience.

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      Comment by montucky — March 6, 2021 @ 9:08 pm

  11. This is a species Texas shares with Montana. In fact we sometimes find these deer on our front lawn.

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    Comment by Steve Schwartzman — March 6, 2021 @ 9:58 pm

  12. I sometimes run into deer at a nearby nature park, here in central Ohio. One morning a couple of summers ago, I ran into a doe with two fawns. The fawns sought a safe place in the trees, but the doe and I shared several precious seconds checking each other out.

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    Comment by bigskybuckeye — March 10, 2021 @ 3:30 pm

  13. I used to see deer all of the time when I lived in Virginia. Now here in Texas, I am seeing lizards everywhere. Not quite the same. 😉

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    Comment by Mary Strong-Spaid — March 20, 2021 @ 10:33 pm

    • Not quite. Lizards don’t eat everything in the yard. I became very fond of lizards in the years when I lived in Arizona, but as close as we come here is a few skinks and they are very shy and reclusive.

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      Comment by montucky — March 21, 2021 @ 6:29 am


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