Pursue America’s ‘Pacific Ghost’ in the World Famous Mendocino County
Columbian Black Tail, California
Hunting Season: October 29th – November 8th (Archery/Muzzleloader season is longer)
With the Mule Deer only inhabiting the Western States of America, Black Tail deer, a form of Mule Deer, only inhabit the Western part of the Mule Deer’s range, namely the Pacific Coast. Roosevelt named the Columbian Black Tail the Pacific Ghost, and declared it was his favourite North American deer species to pursue. Although their range does stretch up as far North as South West British Columbia down through Washington, Oregon and into Northern California, it is generally accepted that the South of his range is where hunters have the best chance of securing a trophy buck.
About the same size as a Whitetail, he is slightly lighter and shorter on the shoulder than his larger cousin the Mule Deer.