According to Outdoor Life, the top ten states for hunting whitetail deer as of 2011 were, in descending order Texas, Minnesota, Kansas, Indiana, Missouri, Kentucky, Ohio, Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin. North American Whitetail ranks, in descending order, these states as the top ten for whitetail hunting as of 2013: Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Texas, Idaho, Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Wisconsin and Oklahoma.Know More
Whitetail deer populations can be measured either in terms of estimated absolute numbers or by dividing the deer harvest numbers by the number of deer hunters. Hunting enthusiasts both embrace and argue about these differing metrics, often based on advocacy for their home state or favorite hunting spots.
Every state with a significant whitetail population monitors that population through its Department of Natural Resources, Department of Conservation or similar agency. Whitetail populations, like deer populations in general, are an asset to a state's ecosystem and biodiversity when they are managed efficiently and kept in appropriate densities. From critical lows in the late 1800s, a result of overharvesting, whitetail numbers have rebounded to record highs, thanks in part to the reduction in the number of natural predators, such as wolves and cougars, as well as reductions in recreational hunting in some states.Learn more about Deer
A whitetail deer is a four-legged, cloven-hoofed mammal. The average whitetail deer has a long body that's between 5 and 6.5 feet long with a tail that's from 4 to 11 inches long. They stand between 2.6 and 3.2 feet high at the shoulder.Full Answer >
The largest whitetail deer ever found was shot with a bow and arrow in Ontario, Canada, in 1977 and weighed in field-dressed at 431 pounds. Experts estimate the buck's live weight was 540 pounds, but they were not able to verify the weight before it was butchered.Full Answer >
The most common deer species in the U.S., the whitetail deer, can run up to 30 miles an hour.They are also fast swimmers and leapers.Full Answer >
In the Disney film, Bambi is a whitetail deer. In the book "Bambi: A Life in the Woods," written by Felix Sultan, Bambi is a Black Forest roe deer.Full Answer >