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.
The state of Texas has the most whitetail deer. Between 3 million and 4 million of the estimated 30 million whitetails in the U.S. make their home in the Lone Star State.
Some sounds that whitetail deer make include bleats, grunts, rattling noises, and loud exhalations and inhalations. Whitetail deer are particularly vocal when they are looking to mate, using a variety of bleats, clicks and grunts to indicate their readiness.
White-tailed deer are primarily herbivores, so they eat all sorts of plants, such as switch grass, American holly, ferns, aquatic plants and poison ivy. However, depending on what's available, white-tailed deer also eat alfalfa, nuts, grass or fungi.
Whitetail deer are the smallest member of the North American deer family and also the most common large North American land mammal. Their habitat extends all the way from southern Canada to the northern parts of South America, with some even living in Europe.
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.
Whitetail deer hunting tips include scouting the area before the hunting season, masking scent and using the correct tools to attract deer. Whether using a tree stand or another form of cover, the hunter should cautiously enter cover so the approach doesn't alert any deer.
To field dress a whitetail deer, poke a knife into the skin at the udder or testicles, and then cut towards the sternum. Remove the entrails, diaphragm, heart and lungs. Cut through the pelvis, and remove the bladder and large intestine. Roll the deer over to dump out blood.
To field dress a whitetail deer, make a shallow cut slightly above the anus to the base of the rib cage, and use a saw to cut through the breastbone. Cut around the anus, tie the anus off with string, and cut the windpipe into two sections. Pull the windpipe downward to remove it and the small intes
According to Outdoor Life, the top ten states for hunting whitetail deer are, 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: Illinoi