The two main types of native deer in Texas are white-tailed deer and mule deer. A sub-species of the white-tailed deer, the Del Carmen deer, is found in small numbers. Non-native species of deer include axis deer, Blackbuck, fallow deer, nilgai and sika deer.Continue Reading
The most common species of deer native to Texas is the white-tailed deer. Over 3 million white-tailed deer are estimated to make their home Texas. White-tailed deer are found throughout the state and prefer brushy or wooded habitats.
Mule deer are located in the western part of the state, and most of the population is found in the Trans-Pecos area, the Panhandle and the western Edwards Plateau. Mule deer populations fluctuate from between about 150,000 to 250,000, but the population has been increasing as of 2014.
The Del Carmen deer, a small white-tailed species, is found only in the Big Bend region, specifically the high valleys of the Chisos Mountain range. Their numbers are very limited, but they are native to Texas.
Exotic deer from around the world have been introduced to Texas to bolster hunting. Most are found on ranches designed for hunts, but some do roam free in certain areas. The axis deer is the most common exotic deer and is found in Central and South Texas. Blackbuck and fallow deer are located in nearly 100 Texas counties. The sika deer is found on ranches in the same regions as the axis deer. Nilgai are mostly limited to two Texas counties.Learn more about Deer
The Department of Natural Resources and the Wildlife Resources Divisions of states with outstanding white-tailed deer populations, such as Georgia and Texas, usually provide rut maps showing the whitetails' breeding dates. Some hunting and recreational sites, such as Field and Streams and UC Hunting Properties, also provide rut maps.Full Answer >
People in Africa hunt fallow deer and North African red deer depending on the area of Africa that they live in. The populations of red deer in North Africa are starting to decline in staggering numbers, reports the International Union for Conservation of Nature (ICUN).Full Answer >
As of 2015, Nebraska offers deer hunting permits for Statewide Whitetail Buck; Restricted Statewide Buck; November Firearm; Archery; Muzzleloader; Season Choice Antlerless Only; River Antlerless; Youth Deer; Youth Whitetail; and Landowner. Permits for non-residents are available for higher fees than those for residents, in most cases.Full Answer >
It is not advisable to feed wild deer because a rapid transition to new food sources negatively affects their digestion and health. Providing appropriate food for wild deer is complicated and expensive.Full Answer >