The reinsdeers have mating season from the middle of September to the middle of October. In this time the animals are not so afraid of people, since they are busy with each other, especially the males. Like this one that I met a few days ago. Calling for the ladies. Then he glanced at me for a second and off he went. All the reindeers in my region and all the way up north to the russian border is owned by the sami, the indegionous people of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia. There are more pictures from reindeer herding and the sami people in my photo galleries.