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
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 >
As of 2015, the heaviest whitetail deer that has been recorded had a field weight of 402 pounds. It is estimated that this animal had a live weight of 511 pounds.Full Answer >
White-tailed deer can sprint at speeds of up to 30 miles per hour. A single leap can propel the animals as high as 10 feet and as far as 30 feet.Full Answer >