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.
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.
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.
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...