- 1 Where are whitetail deer located?
- 2 Where are deer mainly located?
- 3 What state has the most whitetail deer?
- 4 What states do deer live in?
- 5 What is the lifespan of deer?
- 6 Which state has the most deer?
- 7 Do deer stay together as a family?
- 8 Do deer usually travel alone?
- 9 How long do deer live naturally?
- 10 What state kills the most deer?
- 11 What is the largest whitetail buck ever killed?
- 12 What is the heaviest whitetail deer ever killed?
- 13 What eats a deer?
- 14 What state has the most hunters?
- 15 Why do deer have white bums?
Where are whitetail deer located?
White-tailed deer, the smallest members of the North American deer family, are found from southern Canada to South America. In the heat of summer they typically inhabit fields and meadows using clumps of broad-leaved and coniferous forests for shade.
Where are deer mainly located?
The white-tailed deer is common to North and South America. Deer are found in many different ecosystems. They live in wetlands, deciduous forests, grasslands, rain forests, arid scrublands and mountains.
What state has the most whitetail deer?
Boone and Crockett’s Top Whitetail States
- #1 – Wisconsin. Wisconsin is the #1 ranked state with 1,822 total entries and six counties in the top 20 U.S. counties with the most records produced.
- #2 – Illinois.
- #3 – Iowa.
- #4 – Minnesota.
- #5 – Ohio.
- #6 – Kentucky.
- #7 – Missouri.
- #8 – Kansas.
What states do deer live in?
White-tailed deer are found in every state in the U. S. except Alaska and in only small parts of Utah, Nevada and California. The mule deer range is primarily in western states. There are several subspecies of both deer.
What is the lifespan of deer?
Most white-tailed deer live about 2 to 3 years. Maximum life span in the wild is 20 years but few live past 10 years old.
Which state has the most deer?
According to a 2015 deer population estimate by North American Whitetail magazine, here are the states with the largest deer populations:
- Texas: Estimated population of 4 million.
- Alabama: Estimated population of 1.8 million.
- Mississippi: Estimated population of 1.8 million.
- Missouri: Estimated population of 1.3 million.
Do deer stay together as a family?
Deers live in herds and there are two types of herds. The does (females) and the fawns herd together and then the bucks (males) form small herds of between 3-5. The buck herds split up during the mating season when they go off to find females. In the winter deer will stay together and share the same well worn paths.
Do deer usually travel alone?
Whitetail deer are generally solitary (live alone), especially in summer. The basic social unit is a female and her fawns, although does have been observed to graze together in large herds.
How long do deer live naturally?
Male deer in the wild live an average of about 3 years while female deer in the wild could live for up to 6.5 years. This is why deer hunters consider it a trophy when they capture a deer that is older than 3 years in age.
What state kills the most deer?
The states with the most antlered deer killed per square mile were Michigan, 3.7 per square mile; Pennsylvania, 3.6; South Carolina, 3.2; Maryland, 3.0; New Jersey, 2.6; New York, 2.6; and Wisconsin, 2.6.
What is the largest whitetail buck ever killed?
What’s more, the Brewster buck is also now the largest whitetail ever killed by a hunter anywhere in the world, topping Stephen Tucker’s 47-point Tennessee monarch, a Nov. 2016 buck that scored 312 0/8 inches.
What is the heaviest whitetail deer ever killed?
From what we can gather, the heaviest whitetail ever shot was killed by a bow-hunter, John Annett of Ontario, in 1977. The deer field dressed 431 pounds on government-certified scales. That would have given it an estimated live weight of more than 540 pounds.
What eats a deer?
Many animals eat deer, so deer are prey. Since deer do not eat animals, they are not predators. Predators that eat deer include the coyote, bobcat, cougar, wild dogs and humans.
What state has the most hunters?
Texas leads the nation in number of hunters but it is also the largest state in the whitetail’s range, so hunter density is light.
Why do deer have white bums?
No white bum = better camouflage. White bum = seen by predators/cyclists but better chance of getting away.