Mule Deer in the Inland Deserts Region

Lead CDFW biologists: Tom Stephenson, Dan Taylor, Tate Del Bosco

Natural History

California is home to a number of subspecies of deer. The Inland Deserts Region, with its large and diverse area, is home to several. Explore the natural history of the various black-tailed mule deer:

Management Projects

The Inland Deserts Region has diverse habitats for mule deer, ranging from desert, both low and high, to foothills and mountain peaks. Each of these areas provide unique management challenges. Some deer have significant migration patterns, others do not. Past and present conservation activities:

See also, Statewide Deer Management

Mule Deer browsing

Mule deer in open grassland