The deer are in their rut right now, which is kind of fun to see. As I drove along the road, I found whitetails in the wooded areas where I'd expect to find them, but they're so shy they're nearly impossible to get pictures. I have seen some nice-looking mule deer bucks, though. I saw one particularly triumphant one, a trophy for any of the many hunters prowling around the area, sniffing around a doe who already had a fawn with her.
I probably could have gotten a closer picture of him if they hadn't all spooked when I moved the wrong way in my car seat. Too bad it was a cloudy day - the pictures all look monochrome, but I guess that's kind of interesting in a way.
As the temperatures dipped and the sun came out, I set out again to try and get some better pictures. I got to watch a buck sniff after a female for quite a while. She didn't seem interested, turning away as he would start to think about mounting her. She didn't even bother to pick her head up from grazing to get away from him time after time.
In my trips around the park, deer and turkeys have been abundant. So far the elk have been elusive and I've only encountered two of the bison herds since the roundup. It's kind of funny to see them out there with radio collars on their necks and numbers glued to their butts. About 75 bison out of about 180 were returned to the park during the roundup.