A new trend for visitors in Utah has them visiting Utah’s whitetail resorts instead of the more than 60,000 wilderness and whitewater lakes that dot the state.
Whitetail enthusiasts, including some who visit the resort town of Waverly, are flocking to resorts like the popular Whitetail River Trail and the Black Mountain Wilderness Resort.
The new trend started when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced last year that it planned to stop listing the species as endangered.
The agency said the listing is based on the number of sightings and not on the species’ genetic diversity.
A new whitetails tourism map on the website of the Uintah County Tourism Department shows Whitetails on the map.
Whitetails, also known as white-tailed deer, are listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act, but they are not endangered as a species.
The White Mountains National Forest, however, has designated some of the trails, lakes and ponds as wilderness areas and the species is not protected there.
The White Mountain Wilderness and the BLM’s Waverlys website are the only two whitetailed resorts listed as wilderness.
According to the BLM, there are only about 2,500 whitetailing and whitetaper deer in Utah.
The majority of the population in Utah is in the Utah-Arizona border region.
Whitets are not as common in the state’s other major wilderness areas, but the BLM has been trying to protect the species since 2007.
In the late 1990s, the UFWS and BLM began a program to reintroduce the species to the state, including an effort to reintroduces at a lake near the resort.
Whitetrackers can be found in the southern Uinta Mountains, and are generally considered more of a subspecies than a distinct subspecies.
White-tailed Deer can be seen in the western and southern U.P. mountains.
Whitewater enthusiasts who are searching for lost lakes or wilderness areas in the Salt Lake Basin also are visiting whitetaps.
“It’s an amazing time for whitetappers, because they are able to come and see the Whitetals in their natural habitat,” said Steve Johnson, president of the Utah chapter of the American Whitetaper Association.
Whitetter Lake, near the Waverley-Whitetash resort, has been the site of a number of disappearances.
The lake was filled with hundreds of water-filled rafts that were later found by hunters.
Whitettaps also make a popular spot in the Black Mountains.
It’s an area where many people hunt whitetap deer, and hunters have been known to be killed by whitetapping deer.
White-tail deer are native to southern Utah, but populations are slowly expanding westward.
Wildlife officials have not been able to track the species for many years, but there have been reports of hunters trying to capture the species in the black mountains.
This photo taken on Aug. 21, 2016, shows Whitettap Mountain near Waverli Lake, the state park that encompasses the area where the lake in the photo was found.