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Filming Mule Deer Stock Video Footage

As is the case for many large mammals, the best place to film mule deer is in the National Parks of the U.S. and Canada. Yellowstone, Rocky Mountain, and Banff National Parks are especially noteworthy. In addition to filming unafraid elk you may get to see them behaving in an ecosystem with top level predators such as wolves and grizzly bears. Outside of park units, most elk populations are hunted and therefore the animals are very spooky and a challenge for hunter and photographer.

A high quality camcorder or camera, along with a good telephoto lens and a solid tripod is about all you need for capturing mule deer. The fall rut (i.e., breeding season) is the most interesting time to film mule deer, although late spring and early summer can provide some beautiful shots as the spotted fawns browse in the meadows full of wildflowers.

The Mule Deer

Mule deer are the more common deer of the western United States. They can be found in a wide range of habitats from montane forests to mostly treeless prairies. Their large mule-like ears and black-tipped tails separate them from the closely related white-tailed deer, but perhaps the most distinctive characteristic is their pogo-spring like bounce when they flee danger.