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Species Code: ODHE
Mule Deer are found throughout Washington, including the islands, in hardwood and coniferous forests, dense shrubs or other young successional stages with small trees or shrubs. They are also found in meadows, and grasslands, including alpine meadows, near forest. The availability of browse in forest understory is important for them.
All zones are core. All habitats in forested and alpine zones are good habitat except bare ground, developed, agriculture, and estuarine. In the steppe zones, good habitats are forest, water/wetlands, tree savanna, and shrub lands. Grasslands, sparse vegetation, and shrub savanna are adequate habitat.
Translated from the Washington Gap Analysis Mammal Volume by Dave Lester
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