Did You Know? (White-Tailed Deer)

Did You Know? (White-Tailed Deer)

Zach Baird, Reporter

The white-tailed deer is tan or brown in the summer and grayish brown in winter. It has white on its throat, around its eyes and nose, on its stomach, and on the bottom of its tail. Males weigh between 150 and 300 pounds and females weigh from 90 to 200 pounds. Male white-tailed deer typically have antlers while the females do not. The white-tailed deer can be found anywhere in North America. The deer will normally have 1 to 2 fawns which typically stay with the mother until the seasons rut. The rut normally happens late fall until mid winter and the does will have fawns in the spring. The white-tailed deer is a valuable part of our ecosystem but needs to be managed through hunting and conservation.

Fawn
Buck in velvet
Doe and her fawn