* Threatened or Endangered
Whitetail Deer *
: Odocoileus virginianus
: most of the continental United States, southern Canada, Mexico, Central America and northern portions of South America
: Plants, leaves, shoots, corn and fruits
: Weight up to 100 - 220 lbs.
: Least Concern
• Populations are generally controlled in most areas by controlled hunting.
• They have been introduced in the Czech Republic and Finland, where they have thrived.
• This common deer is named for the flash of white on the tail that is shown when alarmed and running away.
• Antlers on the male grow from a main beam, differing from the mule deer’s antlers, which fork.
• Around 1930, white-tailed deer were thought to number around 30,000 in North America.
• Due to management, including controlled hunting, the numbers have rebounded to nearly 30 million.
• Bucks shed their antlers each winter and grow a new set each spring.