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Black-tailed Deer or Mule Deer

Images of Black-tailed Deer – Odocoileus hemionus. Also known as Mule Deer. This species is currently split into seven subspecies:

  • Sitka black-tailed deer (O. h. sitkensis)
  • Columbian black-tailed deer (O. h. columbianus)
  • California mule deer (O. h. californicus)
  • Southern mule deer (O. h. fuliginatus)
  • Peninsular mule deer (O. h. peninsulae)
  • Desert mule deer (O. h. eremicus)
  • Rocky Mountain mule deer (O. h. hemionus)


Columbian black-tailed deer – Odocoileus hemionus columbianus. Ranging from Northern California to coastal British Columbia.

Sitka Black-tailed Deer – Odocoileus hemionus sitkensis. From Alaska and Northwestern British Columbia.