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#21 Game Warden

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:11 AM

Deer Cull Urged By Experts As Numbers Soar reports news.sky.com

 

Experts are urging drastic measurers to cull the soaring deer population in Britain. New research suggests that only by killing 50-60% of the animals can their numbers be kept under some control.

 

The number of deer in the UK is estimated at 1.5 million - meaning a cull could result in more than 750,000 animals being shot.

 

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 03:33 AM

Del Rio, Texas, from my sister's back patio.

 

White tail deer

 

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 04:53 AM

Black-tailed Deer (Mule deer).  Point Reyes National Seashore (<1 hr North of San Francisco).

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Tule Elk, Point Reyes National Seashore

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Rocky Mountain Elk calf, Yellowstone National Park:

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And how about a moose party from Grand Teton National Park.  Believe it or not there were 3 more out of the frame to the right for a total of 9 moose eating in this stream.  Too bad the light was so harsh:

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 05:43 AM

If you want to see moose in the western US, then Teton is the place to go.
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Posted 24 July 2014 - 05:58 PM

Coues White-tailed Deer amid Ocotillo cactus and Cholla cactus. December 8, 2005 in the southern portion of Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge, Arizona.  The second ridge line in the background lies in Mexico.  The photo was taken in my pre-DSLR days, with a Canon A640 point-and-shoot.

 

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This subspecies of White-tailed Deer lives in semi-wooded mountain and desert grassland habitat between 3,000 and 10,000 feet (900-3000 meters) in the United states in southern Arizona and New Mexico and in Mexico in Sinaloa, Nayarit, Durango and Chihuahua.  It is named for the naturalist and historian Elliott Coues (pronounced 'cows'), an army surgeon whose primary research interest was ornithology.   Yet he contributed to the literature in many disciplines, including mammology.  

Coues' is the smallest subspecies of White-tailed Deer.  They are known for their wariness and elusiveness, and can hide within surprisingly sparse vegetation.  They are difficult to photograph standing still, unless one stakes out a game trail or food source from a blind.  Most photos of them are variations of the animal's hindquarters as it bounds or melts away (kind of like @Safaridude's description of trying to photograph Lesser Kudu).
 

PS.

A little later just north of this location, I was able to get close views and video footage of a nice herd of Pronghorn Antelope.


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Posted 10 October 2014 - 07:53 PM

This past weekend I had a nice White-tailed Deer encounter.  It was a young Buck - I estimate around 2-3 years old.  I saw it in some undeveloped dune scrub habitat on Kiawah Island, South Carolina, adjacent to Captain Sam's Inlet. 

 

The encounter took place at 8am, and I had just turned from shooting some warblers in the shade, so my aperature was wide open and ISO settings were cranked up pretty high - 1000 ISO.  Suddenly the deer bounded up from behind a dune line - no time to adjust camera settings.

 

I shot the first few images at f/4 and the sunlit conditions around the deer made for ridiculously high shutter speeds - 1/8000.   After a couple of shots, I closed the aperature a bit to f/7.1 to get more of the deer in focus which produced a shutter speed of 1/1600.  Wish I had time to lower the ISO but the speedy deer was heading right at me and leaving no time for changing the ISO...

 

I was using a Canon 7D MK1 with a 300mm f/4.0 IS lens.

 

Here is a sequence of images, the first with the Atlantic ocean and some Sea Oats in the background:

 

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In this photo, the deer is completely airborne as it hurdles a bush, and you can see its striped hooves:

 

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 11:07 PM

The Columbian black-tailed deer is found in western North America, from Northern California into the Pacific Northwest and coastal British Columbia.  They are a subset of the larger mule deer found in the Rocky Mountain region of North America. Much of their diet in the summertime normally consists of grasses, but this summer with the extreme drought of the western USA, the dead grass may make for beautiful pictures, but deer are not thriving.  

 

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This deer was photographed on Hurricane Ridge about 5,000 feet above the ocean in Olympic National Park in the State of Washington.

 

 


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Posted 30 October 2015 - 06:33 AM

A stately Wapiti deer from Yellowstone NP

 

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Posted 07 November 2015 - 10:40 PM

A few shots of the Red Deer in Killarney National Par, County Kerry, Ireland. The park has Ireland's only remaining wild herd of native deer (Cervus elaphus), comprising approximately 700 individuals. They are found in upland areas of the park, mostly on Mangerton and Torc mountains. This herd has been continuously in Ireland for 4,000 years

 

 

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Posted 07 November 2015 - 10:40 PM

Sorry, messed up.


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Posted 08 November 2015 - 03:09 AM

Black tailed deer, Point Lobos, California

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Posted 08 November 2015 - 08:54 AM

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Wonderful images, just exceptional! Are they hard to find there? I spent some days in Killarney some years ago but didn't see any.

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Posted 10 November 2015 - 07:45 PM

@phil_b

Wonderful images, just exceptional! Are they hard to find there? I spent some days in Killarney some years ago but didn't see any.

 

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Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. These were taken in mid October during the rut when a lot of the deer are in lowland areas. We had a 300 mile drive to arrive there at 8am as the sun was rising and the mist was starting to disperse and these were actually taken from the side of the road! 


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Posted 11 November 2015 - 06:45 AM

~ @phil_b

 

Those are stunning deer photos!

 

I'd long ago been told that there were wild deer in Ireland, but beyond that I knew nothing.

 

Your photos and comments fill in the gaps in my awareness.

 

Thank you so much for posting these in Safaritalk!

 

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Posted 21 January 2016 - 04:14 PM

I had wanted to get a few shots of these white Fallow Deer in the frost or snow but December here in Northern Ireland was the wettest on record. Thankfully a colder spell last week brought some frost and a wee touch of snow and I was off work for a few days after having an operation on tuesday so stitches and all, I headed off for a couple of hours much to my wifes disapproval!
This is one of two herds of white Fallow Deet in Ireland, the other being at Mallow Castle in County Cork.


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Posted 31 May 2016 - 06:00 AM

Let me present a Mule deer from Yellowstone NP.

They are quite common in the park with a population of around 1900 individuals. But you need to have your eyes open for them as they are often in the bushes.

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