Along Skyline Drive Near Front Royal, VA
Among the best places for viewing deer in Shenandoah National Park are Big Meadows and Dickey Ridge. Both feature visitors centers along Skyline Drive plus expanses of grass that deer like to eat.
When we drove the northern section of the drive on Sunday, I slowed as we approached Dickey Ridge because we've seen deer there several times, both from the car and from the trails. Instead of just a few deer, we saw an entire herd grazing directly in front of the visitors center, which happens to be closed for the winter.
I counted eleven deer. Last night I posted several photos showing a deer wearing a radio transmitter.
We pulled into the parking area and took some photos and even a brief video.