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White Tail or Muley?
« on: August 07, 2017, 09:00:16 AM »
So this is over in the Bumping unit.  I didn't think there were any whitetail over there, but this guy sure looks like a whitetail to me with his eye guards.  He's been on camera a few times, but it's always coming from the same direction so I don't have a good butt pic (that's what she said). 

And if it is a whitetail...he's off limits, right? 

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Re: White Tail or Muley?
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2017, 09:01:19 AM »
Looks white to me.
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Re: White Tail or Muley?
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2017, 09:01:46 AM »
That's a white tail, not familiar with the regs in that area.
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Re: White Tail or Muley?
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2017, 09:02:52 AM »
It looks like a whitetail.  It's hard to say though.  It has pretty large ears. :dunno:
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Re: White Tail or Muley?
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2017, 09:06:23 AM »
Is this the same buck?  I stole this from your other thread.
This looks like a Muley to me, based off of the face and ears. :twocents:
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Re: White Tail or Muley?
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2017, 09:08:00 AM »
Doesn't really look like a whitetail face to me. Do you have any better photos of the face, and throat area? Could be a blacktail.

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Re: White Tail or Muley?
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2017, 09:16:20 AM »
Is this the same buck?  I stole this from your other thread.
This looks like a Muley to me, based off of the face and ears. :twocents:

Pretty sure its the same buck.  This is a different one...I just thought their racks looked markedly different. 
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Re: White Tail or Muley?
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2017, 09:24:03 AM »
Because I don't see any white on the inside of the upper right rear leg, I think it is a mule deer or blacktail.

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Re: White Tail or Muley?
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2017, 09:28:33 AM »
Looks like he's got nuts like an old goat in that first pic lol
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Re: White Tail or Muley?
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2017, 09:34:36 AM »
Looks like he's got nuts like an old goat in that first pic lol

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Re: White Tail or Muley?
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2017, 09:50:58 AM »
Could also be a cross between muley and whitetail. See that often in some parts of eastern wa. But i would its a bt/md cross

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Re: White Tail or Muley?
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2017, 09:52:22 AM »
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Re: White Tail or Muley?
« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2017, 09:55:37 AM »
Given the fact that according to WDFW, there aren't any bt on the east side (at least none with an open season), where do the regulations come down on crossbreeds? 

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Re: White Tail or Muley?
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2017, 09:57:33 AM »
Crossbreads arent considered. They would say thats a muley since its on the east side. If it was on the west side they would say bt

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Re: White Tail or Muley?
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2017, 12:08:23 PM »
Looks like he's got nuts like an old goat in that first pic lol

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Re: White Tail or Muley?
« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2017, 12:10:37 PM »
New pics look more muley.
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Re: White Tail or Muley?
« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2017, 12:20:06 PM »
I says it a Wuley.

or it may be Mighttail.
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Re: White Tail or Muley?
« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2017, 03:59:06 PM »
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Re: White Tail or Muley?
« Reply #18 on: August 07, 2017, 04:22:19 PM »
It's a mule deer

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Re: White Tail or Muley?
« Reply #19 on: August 07, 2017, 05:05:24 PM »
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Re: White Tail or Muley?
« Reply #20 on: August 07, 2017, 05:24:48 PM »
A lot of the deer there are more blacktail/mulie hybrids.  If you compare them to true coastal blacktails don't quite line up.  Same if you compare to true mule deer from eastern Washington.  That 3 point rack is pretty typical of the bucks there.  I consider that a transitional zone from blackies and mulies.  Once the horns grow a bit more and harden off it will not look like a white tail.  The throat white patch is another clue.
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Re: White Tail or Muley?
« Reply #21 on: August 07, 2017, 05:28:27 PM »
Looks like a mule deer to me.

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Re: White Tail or Muley?
« Reply #22 on: August 07, 2017, 08:08:17 PM »
A shot of the tail would go a long way in identifying the animal.  The first pic looks like classic whitetail antlers, subsequent photos look like muley.  The portion of the tail that can be seen in the final photo looks like textbook mule deer, huh?
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Re: White Tail or Muley?
« Reply #23 on: August 07, 2017, 08:59:07 PM »
Mule deer. First pic a whiteys tail would be partially visible

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Re: White Tail or Muley?
« Reply #24 on: August 09, 2017, 11:16:36 AM »
Muley.  It's a little tough to differentiate by antlers at that stage, but the ears are a dead give-away.

Coloration is pretty light for a mule deer for sure, but color is a silly way of differentiating between deer as there's so much natural variation.