The Carmen Mountain Whitetail
The Carmen Mountain whitetail was first scientifically described by the biological team of Goldman and Kellogg in the Sierra Del Carmen Mountains of northeastern Coahuila, Mexico, in 1940. This was based on a buck shot by J.M. Dealy on October 27, 1939 in Botellas Canyon, Sierra del Carmen Mountains, Coahuila, Mexico. It would eventually be declared a new whitetail sub-species and named for the range from which it originated. Since that time Carmen Mountain whitetail have been identified in similar West Texas habitats and adjoining northern-Mexico ranges. Texas and Mexico populations have remained stable, and their future appears secure. For example, a healthy population of Carmen Mountain whitetails exists in the Chisos Mountain within Big Bend National Park, where hunting is not allowed, while many Mexican habitats are accessed only with great difficulty.

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Carmen Mountain Whitetail | Odocoileus virginianus carminis

 

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