Watch: Joe Hutto Greets His Mule Deer Family After a Treacherous JourneyMatthew M. Sullivan
Each year, wild mule deer migrate over 240 km down the Rocky Mountains to find refuge during the harsh winter months. Their path is long — the longest migration of any animal their size in the continental United States — and treacherous.
Though the deer don’t always survive the winter months, the ones who do always return home. Waiting for them, on their home-range, is deer whisperer Joe Hutto, who has an incredible bond with these beautiful creatures.
Watch as a family of mule deer scale a hill’s crest to find their dear friend Joe waiting to greet them.