- 1 Where are whitetail deer located?
- 2 What states are white-tailed deer found?
- 3 What state has the most whitetail deer?
- 4 Where are deer mostly found?
- 5 What is the lifespan of deer?
- 6 Which state has the most deer?
- 7 Why do deer have white bums?
- 8 What eats a deer?
- 9 Do deer squat when they poop?
- 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 Do deer stay together as a family?
- 14 How long do deer live naturally?
- 15 Can female deer have antlers?
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.
What states are white-tailed deer found?
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 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.
Where are deer mostly found?
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 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.
Why do deer have white bums?
No white bum = better camouflage. White bum = seen by predators/cyclists but better chance of getting away.
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.
Do deer squat when they poop?
Registered. swampbuck62 said: The only time I have ever seen a doe squat was to pee in a scrape. I have seen tons of deer poop and they always do it while standing or walking.
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.
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.
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.
Can female deer have antlers?
Both male and female reindeer grow antlers, while in most other deer species, only the males have antlers. A male’s antlers can be up to 51 inches long, and a female’s antlers can reach 20 inches. Unlike horns, antlers fall off and grow back larger each year.