Similar in size to deer, but smaller than elk and moose, with a shorter nose. Caribou are the only member of the deer family where both males and females have antlers.
Larger than mule deer but smaller than moose, this member of the deer family has dark fur around neck and head with lighter fur from shoulders to hind legs. Antlers are pointier than moose and they are paler in color. Elk tend to travel in herds of several hundred sometimes divided by sex.
Moose are the largest member of the deer family and have distinct wide palmate antlers. They also have long heads and noses and can have a beard-like tuft under their neck called a dew-flap. Typically a rich dark brown in color but variations exist. Commonly found in cold regions they do not perspire and cannot […]
Common deer species found throughout western North America. Mule Deer have larger ears, antlers and bodies than most White-Tailed Deer but smaller less pronounced tails and local populations can be smaller along the pacific coast. Where habitats overlap, Mule Deer prefer drier climates than Whitetails. Females are smaller and do not have antlers while males […]
The most-widely distributed deer in North America and varies in size throughout range. Males have antlers that are shed yearly while females are antlerless. Generally medium in size and adaptable to a wide range of habitats. Usually red-brown in color that changes to a gray brown in the fall. They have distinct white tails that […]