Deer - (Cervidae):
Deer are the most common large animal seen here at Devils Tower. Out of the corner of your eye you may see a flash of white, you turn your head. and running away from you is a white tail deer bounding off into the Ponderosa pine forest, its flaglike tail raised high.
White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus)
Quick facts•Seen all over the park especially in the tall grass where they like to bed down.
•Adults 150–250 pounds; 3½ feet at the shoulder.
•Males grow antlers around May until August; shed them in early to late winter.
•Mating season (rut) peaks in November; fawns born usually in late May or June.
•Eats shrubs, forbs, grasses; conifers in spring.
•Predators include wolves, coyotes, cougars, and bears.