Deer moving to lower elevations

deer1My critter cam is picking up a lot more deer migrating through the Boise Foothills as winter weather sets in.

There’s a fair amount of greenup in the lower Foothills that might be luring the animals down. New shoots of grasses and other plants sprouted last month after the rains.

Watch out along Warm Springs Avenue and also Idaho 21 as deer and elk become concentrated in areas, especially around Warm Springs Mesa, the Warm Springs Golf Course, out toward Shakespeare Festival and along Lucky Peak Reservoir.

Photo by Pete Zimowsky (while Zimo was sleeping).

; Top, deer is inquisitive about the critter camera; bottom, deer tries to step over the camera.

 

 

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