December 9, 2010

Antelope and Deer

Have you ever seen an antelope wearing a radio collar and sporting a red ear tag?
We never had until we spotted this guy in Nine Mile Canyon.
We also saw a herd of deer grazing in a meadow.  They seemed as tame as cows.  Cliffs and castle rocks loomed behind them:
We'll be taking a blogging break to spend time with family for the next couple of weeks. 
Happy holidays to all of you! 


  1. Don't know why the antelope is marked. I know that some of the elk at Cataloochie are marked and we read that the original ones in the valley (which were brought there from somewhere out west) were marked...

    Those deer seem to be right at home there...

    Have a fabulous Christmas --and enjoy that precious baby!!!


  2. I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas. Enjoy your blogging break, and thanks for these pictures from your ride.

  3. Have a wonderful holiday and enjoy your family!

  4. Janie....have a Merry Christmas and a Happy 2011...I have so enjoyed your blog this year....look forward to your adventures next year...

  5. have a wonderful time with your family, especially the new little one. Merry Christmas.

    btw . . . my dad was a big game manager and would sometimes take us along during tagging/radio collaring expeditions. I've even benn along when he tracked a bear signal. My brother (who is also a big game manager) actually crawled down into the den, put the mama bear to sleep, and weighed and measured the cubs. That was an exciting trip. I was also with my dad one time when he was tracking a year old moose transplant. She had a calf with her when we found her. That was one of my favorite radio collar experiences. My scariest was transporting a collared elk that woke up in the trailer and was not happy.

  6. Have a wonderful holiday. Your daily blog posts will definitely be missed.

  7. Have a blessed holiday with your precious family. I look forward to reading all about your visits and babies when you return. Go safely and well. Jo

  8. Whoa, I can't imagine catching antelope to mark them. They are so fast!

    Enjoy your break! Merry Christmas~

  9. That is one high-tech antelope.
    Have a great holiday with your family!

  10. How interesting to see a collared deer. I wonder if you'll ever find out who is tracking it?
    The cliffs are beautiful, almost as though someone carved them.
    Have a lovely holiday with your family :-)

  11. ...and the deer and the antelope play." Happy Holidays to you and your Janie.

  12. Awesome pictures and stunning scenery!

  13. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, Jane!

  14. Pronghorn! Love those guys. i've seen radio-collared elk and grizzlies but not pronghorn !

  15. Have a beautiful break, Janie. These pics are fabulous ... TY for the joy you bring in sharing your country side.
    Merry Christmas ~
    Have a beautiful season ~
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

  16. Merry Christmas Janie, to you and Steve, and here's wishing you a very happy and healthy New Year. Loved the post as always.

  17. Nice critter pics, Janie. Biologists radio collar animals to study their movements, e.g. the long migrations of goats (antelope) or elk from summer to winter range.

    Merry Christmas!

  18. Happy New Year Janie & Steve ... hope you are ok & just out riding the range.

    Thank you for a wonderful year of your sharing your travels & your friendship. It is truly appreciated.

    TTFN ~
    Hugs, Marydon

  19. I'm too late to wish you a Merry Christmas but there's still time to tell you that I hope 2011 will be a wonderful year for you. Health, happiness and prosperity and peace on earth. That's my wish.



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