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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

Progress is slowed by headwinds and dangerous waves. At camp near present Trenton, North Dakota, Clark brings in game that his party shot while walking ahead on shore. Today is the first mention of mule deer in the journals.

From the journals...

shortly after we were joined by Capt. Clark who had walked on shore this morning, and passing through the bottom lands had fallen on the river some miles above, and concluding that the wind had detained us, came down the river in surch of us. he had killed three blacktaled, or mule deer, and a buffaloe Calf, in the course of his ramble.

Meriwether Lewis

Mule deer, Odocoileus hemionus

Doe mule deer in the sage and grass