Mule deer migration tragedy
By angelamontana

Posted: January 14, 2021

Elk Fury on Instagram posted the attached picture and included the following caption:

Nature is a bitch.. Over 120 mule deer fell to their death during migration while trying to traverse a steep ice covered pass.

I know we have a lot of mule deer hunters out there, and this is unfortunate to see. From reading other people’s stories about this spot in the eastern sierras there are a lot of deer killed year after year trying to make it to the winter range.

@steve_yeager for the photo

Read about the hazardous conditions leading to the migrating mule deer deaths here: http://sierrabighorn.blogspot.com/2017/11/migrating-mule-deer-deaths-in-high.html

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