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Mule Deer in the Inland Deserts Region

Lead CDFW biologists: Jane McKeever, Tim Taylor, Mike Morrison

Natural History

California is the home of a number of subspecies of deer. The Inland Deserts Region, with its large and diverse area, is home to several. Explore the natural history of the various black-tailed mule deer:

Management Projects

The Inland Deserts Region has diverse habitats for mule deer, ranging from desert, both low and high, to foothills and mountain peaks. Each of these areas provide unique management challenges. Some deer have significant migration patterns, others do not. Past and present conservation activities:


See also, Statewide Deer Management



CDFW Inland Deserts Region (Region 6)
Main Office: 3602 Inland Empire Blvd, Suite C-220, Ontario, CA 91764 | Field Offices
Email the Inland Deserts Region | (909) 484-0167 | Fax: (909) 941-7364


Mule Deer browsing

Mule deer in open grassland