White-tailed Deer

Females have no antlers. Males begin growing them several months after birth, shed them each winter, and develop them anew each spring and summer. The age of a deer cannot be told by the size of the antlers or the number of points (tines).

White-tailed deer can run 40mph, jump over a 9 ft. fence and swim 13 mph.

North America

At A Glance


Northern and southeast forests to swamp and desert areas


Vegetation such as buds, twigs, shrubs, brush, prickly pear, conifers and acorns


Canada to Mexico