This is sort of an RFI, but maybe broader in scope than I have seen on this forum before. I would like to try to see all twelve native North American ungulate species (north of Mexico) during 2022. I was thinking that it might be a fun “armchair game” to ask experts here to build hypothetical itineraries that would put you in the best spots at the best times to have a good chance at quality observations. The catch is you only have two weeks of travel: one two-week itinerary or two one-week itineraries. Bonus points for keeping it “budget friendly.” Define that as you see fit.
For the record, the twelve species are:
- Collared Peccary
- White-tailed Deer
- Mule Deer
- Elk (Wapiti)
- Bighorn Sheep
- Thinhorn Sheep (Stone and Dall’s)
- Mountain Goat
I am not familiar with any widely accepted splits for these species, but bonus points for including any potential splits or significantly different subspecies.
Please forgive me if discussions like this are not appropriate for this forum and feel free to delete my post.