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Whitetail Deer Fun Facts and Information

Apr 2nd 2019

Whitetail Deer Fun Facts and Information

How long is the lifespan of deer?

Most deer don't live more than five years in the wild, though there have been some cases of wild deer living more than 10 years. Domesticated deer, on the other hand, have lived up to 20 years.

How fast can deer run?

Whitetail deer can run up to 40 miles per hour, and swim at speeds up to 13 miles per hour.

What do deer eat?

Though herbivores, whitetail deer have a diverse diet. They love to eat grass, leaves, acorns, soybeans, corn, berries, twigs, fungi, fruit, nuts, bark, legumes, clover, and more 600 kinds of plants. Whitetail deer have a four-chambered stomach, which enables them to digest extremely tough foods. 

Where do whitetail deer live? What type of habitat?

Deer can be found through North America, as well as Central and South America. They are able to adapt to a wide range of habitats. Once they find a reliable source of food, they tend to stick around that area.

What is shed hunting?

Whitetail bucks lose their antlers every year. The sport of shed hunting involves searching for those antlers.

How much do whitetail deer weigh? How tall do they get?

Whitetail deer are the smallest members of the North American deer family. Males can range between 100-300 pounds, while females range between 75-200 pounds. The average height of a whitetail buck is 6-7 feet tall.

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