There have been multiple recent sightings of mule deer in Somersett, including along the parkways. This time of year the deer are making their seasonal migration from higher to lower elevations, bringing more of them our way. The deer are most active in the morning, evening and on moonlit nights. For safety’s sake, slow down and keep an eye out for them when driving on Somersett roadways.

It’s also the breeding season, which brings erratic behavior. Here’s a description from the Nevada Department of Wildlife: “Breeding season, or the rut, occurs in November to December. A buck will find a suitable doe and they will often play chase games at breakneck speeds before mating.”

Pictured: A buck and a doe in Somersett recently. Photo by Jim O’Connell

 

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