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Mule Deer

Odocoileus hemionus



First Noted by Expedition
September 17, 1804, below present-day Chamberlain, South Dakota.
 

Description
A medium-size deer. Stocky body, with long, slim, sturdy legs. Tail white above and tipped with black. Height: 33.4 ft (90105 cm); length: 3.87.5 ft (1.161.99 m); tail: 4.59 in (11.423 cm). Weight: male 110475 lb (50215 kg), female 70160 lb (3273 kg).
 

Habitat
Mixed habitats: forest edges, mountains, and foothills.
 

Range
Southern Yukon and western Northwest Territories (Mackenzie district) south through western U.S. to Wisconsin and western Texas.
 

Note
Lewis and Clark were the first to officially name this common prairie animal.

Species information from enature.com
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