Our World – Deer on Turkey Mountain

The other day I went for a hike on Tulsa’s Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness Area. Last time I was out I followed trails on the east side overlooking the Arkansas River. This time I took the west side trails.

I checked out the new trail segment that I helped build in early April along with a bunch of other people.

I got down close to the YMCA and turned back. I got along a segment paralleling 61st street thinking that that was the place to see deer. I looked up and there were two of them. I hardly ever see them in broad daylight.

We stayed there looking at each other for a couple minutes and they had enough and went on. Seeing deer on Turkey Mountain is a rare thing since the area became popular after a dipweed shopping center developer proposed an outlet mall on the mountain. (They dropped the project after overwhelming community opposition.)

A short video of my trek.

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14 thoughts on “Our World – Deer on Turkey Mountain

  1. Pat

    Good hike! I’m so glad that the developer backed out of building a shopping center and left that space wild. Hope it stays that way.

  2. A ShutterBug Explores

    Oh wonderful photos of the sweet deer ~ glad people stopped the proposal for a shopping center on the mountain ~ sigh ~ Xo

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  3. sallie rainville

    Gotta’ love an urban wilderness! Really — I love the feeling of being outdoors “in the wild” but still being not that far away from the amenities of a city. It always feels like magic to me — and your Turkey Mountain is a great example.

  4. Barb

    Very green on Turkey Mountain though the trail looks dry. We saw a deer this morning at a place we saw a female last year. I think she puts her fawn in a safe place then browses for food.

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