Whitetails? I figure you would have Mule deer.I have bird feeders out all winter long and the whitetail deer stop by many times a day to forage for sunflower seeds that litter the snow. This little guy (and another bigger buck) regularly stop by and he was under the feeders this morning. I think he's one of a number of fawns that have been visiting with their mothers over the years, since they are very comfortable hanging out beneath the kitchen window.
I have four to six bucks on the property that I see all spring and summer long but see less often over the winter months. I'm not going to shoot these guys since they're more like pets than prey these days.
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Yeah, I've never seen a mule deer on my property, and I'm not even sure if I've seen one in the Flathead Valley. I've hunted mule deer out in Belt near Great Falls, MT where there are many. As you head over the Rocky Mountain Front going East they become very abundant. That said, the biggest mule deer I've ever seen (a mount) was shot in the Whitefish area but that was 10 years ago or so.Whitetails? I figure you would have Mule deer.
I'm forced sometimes to shoot Feral Hogs from my back porch ...when they get in the pasture behind the house.I hear ya if I wanted to I could ding one off the back porch,
I think more the case of I lucked out! LOL My land has changed a lot since I first set the blind. It has gone thru major track loader forestry mulching , herbiciding for invasive species, no till native seed drilling, two track driving trails and a major non native scot pine die off due to pine wilt caused by nematodes. I do however see an increase in all species , slow but sure on the place.Looks like a quite heavily used trail, but you already knew that when the blind was placed there.