The white-tailed deer Odocoileus virginianus , also known as the whitetail or Virginia deer , is a medium-sized deer native to North America, Central America, Ecuador, and South America as far south as Peru and Bolivia. In North America, the species is widely distributed east of the Rocky Mountains as well as in southwestern Arizona and most of Mexico, aside from Lower California. It is mostly replaced by the black-tailed or mule deer Odocoileus hemionus from that point west except for in mixed deciduous riparian corridors, river valley bottomlands, and lower foothills of the northern Rocky Mountain region from South Dakota west to eastern Washington and eastern Oregon and north to northeastern British Columbia and southern Yukon , including in the Montana valley and foothill grasslands. Texas is home to the most white-tailed deer of any U. Notably high populations of white-tailed deer occur in the Edwards Plateau of Central Texas.
Deer Aging Criteria: Is That Buck Mature?
How to Pattern a Mature Buck
If you want to start a debate, put a group of hunters in a room and state your opinion on white-tailed deer. Should we shoot does? What is the buck-to-doe ratio in a given area? When should the season open and close?
Who's smarter? That big buck or the adult doe?
The variety of mature buck personalities have always fascinated me. Of course we as humans are born with various personalities that we often exhibit immediately upon our entrance into this world. But it also takes time to develop our true personality, as the various influences of family, school and personal relationships serve to not only enhance our future individuality, but also to temporarily hold us back from becoming ultimately who we are as an adult.
Want to be the first to get our premium content? Stop listening to all the so-called experts. Opening day of firearms season was only a few days away when I put up this stand. The stand needed to be up. As I was walking in the next morning a full hour before first light, I began having an argument with myself.