Large river corridors aren't the only habitats where Western whitetails live. They're also at home on ranchland--a stream running through the bottom is a bonus. For example, just north of Cody, Wyo., where I live, whitetails are numerous along a small creek, sharing the area with mule deer. Interestingly, the muleys typically don't venture very far from the edge of the sagebrush bordering the fields. That's true throughout the West where whitetails and muleys live together in lower elevations. If you want a whitetail, look in the brush along the stream; if you want a muley, check out the rimrock and high sage above the fields.