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Oregon Field Guide

Spotlighting Deer


Oregon’s Blacktail deer are elusive and secretive. You would be lucky to see one during daylight hours, and that’s why Fish and Game officials have adopted spotlight counting, during nighttime hours when the deer are at their most active. Learn more about the great Tilamook Brun which devastated the coastal forest, but was a boom the the Blacktail population. As the Forest has grown the Blacktails numbers have declined.

First Broadcast: 1991
Producer: John Tuttle

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