The weight of white-tailed deer varies by sex, with the male of the species, which is known as a stag or a buck, averaging anywhere from 150 to 300 pounds. Female white-tailed deer, which are referred to as cows or does, weigh anywhere from 90 pounds to 200 pounds.Continue Reading
Young deer are known as fawns or calves, and they weigh anywhere from 4 to 8 pounds when they are born. A fawn's age can generally be foretold by its spots because fawns lose their spots by the age of 4 months.
By the time a fawn is weaned, it has gained an incredible amount of weight. At just 4 months or so, the male fawn will weigh from 80 to 85 pounds with the female weighing from 75 to 80 pounds.Learn more about Deer
Dozens of species of deer exist, including moose and reindeer. Deer live in a variety of habitats, and they can run and jump at great speeds, leaping up to 30 feet in a single bound.Full Answer >
There are a range of names for the male deer, including buck, bull, hart and stag. There are more than 100 types of deer, although the whitetail deer is the most prevalent in the United States.Full Answer >
Female deer rarely grow antlers, unless they have extremely high testosterone levels, and are typically much smaller than their male counterparts. Male deer do have antlers and are known as bucks while female deer are known as does.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 >