White-tailed Deer

Odocoileus virginianus

White-tailed deer are common, though not always commonly seen. This fellow posed  for our trail camera at the one remaining watering hole in the stream during July 2012, in the middle of an extreme drought.

We put much effort into fencing to keep deer out of produce-growing areas. We also make use of hunting season to try to slightly reduce population numbers while boosting our meat supply, in effect replacing the natural predators now displaced by humans.