Bill Marchel, of Fort Ripley, Minnesota, is a full-time wildlife and outdoors writer and photographer. He specializes in game birds, mammals and outdoor sports, such as hunting and fishing. For more information, visit his website at www.BillMarchel.com.
Mule deer, the Western cousin of our white-tailed deer sports antlers that fork and then fork again. Typically, whitetail bucks bear antlers featuring one main beam upon which each antler tine originates.