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Whitetail Deer hunting

Hunting the whitetail deer has grown to become nearly a national sport in north America. The whitetail is found over most of north America, from the old woods of Canada to the open desert plains of Mexico. One thing stays the same across location and subspecies, their ultra-sharp senses! Often hunters make food plots, feeding…

Hunting the whitetail deer has grown to become nearly a national sport in north America. The whitetail is found over most of north America, from the old woods of Canada to the open desert plains of Mexico. One thing stays the same across location and subspecies, their ultra-sharp senses! Often hunters make food plots, feeding stands and use trail cameras to do proper research before the hunting season starts, and this usually pays off. Like many other species we know and hunt today, the whitetail deer suffered a critical decrease in population numbers, due to settlers hunting them without any restrictions in the past. This has luckily changed and the different states have had quotas and limitations for whitetail deer for many years, with great success. The whitetail deer is now the strongest deer population of the US, and many hunters, national and international, enjoy the exciting hunt for this beautiful yet cunning deer species.

The whitetail deer earns its name from its characteristic white tail, which is only white on one side. The tail is used to warn relatives against danger and it is lifted straight up in the air when fleeing through the terrain. Despite the enormous popularity of the whitetail deer, it is actually the smallest deer of north America.

The trophy of the whitetail deer is in a class of its own

Just like the Statue of Liberty and apple pie, it has become a national symbol, a symbol of deer hunting in the US. Like most other deer only the male carries antlers, and they are used to fight for does and terrain.

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  • The whitetail is recognized by the white underside of its tail, and its sharp senses
  • The hunting methods for whitetail are many, and any hunter can discover their favorite way of hunting this gracious animal
  • The whitetail deer is the official trademark of 9 different states

The whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus) is, despite its shoulder height of up to 4 feet and bodyweight of up to 100 lbs., the smallest deer in the American continent. It is known for its pearl-white tail and the gorgeous antlers with the many points growing straight into the air. The whitetail is so common in America, it is the official trademark of 9 different states, and 2 Canadian provinces.

A whitetail trophy is the symbol of American nature and liberty. The geographical spread of the deer, has caused it to decorate many different homes across the US. In America, there is a long tradition of shoulder mounting the deer trophy, and it really exposes the beauty of the animal. The large ears and the eyes on each their side of the head, leave a clear impression that this animal is aware! To score a SCI medal, the trophy must score:
Bronze: 125     Silver: 137 ¾     Gold: 150 ¼ SCI.

As with most other deer species, the whitetail tends to live in a varying terrain mixed between open areas, fields, meadows, and forests. The whitetail buck is territorial, and throughout the year a buck will try to keep several does on his turf. During the rut, hazardous fights between bucks occur, and bucks are often seen tangling their antlers together. When hunting the whitetail deer, you will be surprised by the awareness of these animals, they are a joy to hunt and a challenge for any deer hunter out there!