Meanwhile, near the Oregon Coast in Douglas County along the Umpqua River, a small population of Columbian white-tailed deer is also still in summer feeding patterns, hiding out in dense, brushy thickets. This small subspecies is declared as Endangered across much of its range but is much healthier in Douglas County, where hunting is allowed for these diminutive but challenging whitetails. A big Columbian whitetail buck is around 100 pounds, like a Coues deer, and a giant trophy buck looks like this one captured on remote camera by Tim Pickett of Southern Oregon Outfitters. Pickett is one of a very few number of guides with good access to these deer, and his clients do well. This year, however, two hunters missed opportunities on the same monster buck, and Pickett will now hunt a potential record Columbian himself when his season opens next week. To read more about this small subspecies that evolved in the great river valleys of the Pacific Northwest, check out one of last year's reports.