With November half way through and the Winter months looming ahead, the deer herds have been in close proximity to each other with eligible & non-eligible males mingling with the does & youngsters.
Unfortunately, I have not been witness to any major battles but there certainly appears to be a great variety of male mule deer now in their full Autumn adornment. Antlers have grown to their full size depending on the age of the male stag and bulking up in weight is another sure sign of prowess.
And there are certainly pursuits of does, who are urinating frequently, no doubt to signal an interested stag as to who is is available.
Due to the serious bulking of the male deer who appear to change appearance almost daily, I have lost track of who's who, but you will definitely ascertain from the photos, which ones are in the top contention for the fair ladies.
And I have included as the last photo, a youngster most likely born this Spring. Who can resist a fresh face? I don't know whether it is male or female but you just have to love those ears!