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This deer is fairly large with males weighing 150–300 pounds (68–140 kg); females (does) are smaller. Their coats are typically gray. Antlers can be large with tines forking being typical in adult males.
Generally found in drier, open environments in the American West and Rocky Mountains.
The night before I took this photo we had received a 16 inch snowfall. This depth of snow must make it difficult for the deer to find food, but they all looked healthy and well-prepared for winter with heavy coats and some fat reserves.