Whitetail & Muleys
Large, elegant Whitetail Deer have returned in abundance. Mule Deer enjoying the security of the steep canyons now range in significant numbers into the Brazos River Canyonlands as far east as the Double Mountain area. Rio Grande Turkeys once again strut and trot up and down all over the canyons.
At least a few Mountain Lions roam, challenging the Coyotes, Foxes, and Bobcats for the top of the food chain. Big-eared Jack Rabbits and meek Cottontails mingle with their predators. Badgers and Porcupines have returned. Horned Toads still thrive here along with the not-so-charming Diamond-Backed Rattlesnake.
Aerial photography distinctly captures the grace, size and speed of the great deer of the Brazos River Canyonlands. This images captured by Forrest Armke in January 2008, dramatically shows the wildlife in his aerial survey of Impossible Canyon Ranch in Scurry and Royston Ranch and Gyp Springs Ranch in Fisher counties.
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