30 Interesting Facts about Whitetail Deer

1. Whitetail deer are native to the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, and South America as far south as Peru and Bolivia.

2. Whitetails have also been introduced to New Zealand, Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, Bahamas, Lesser Antilles, and some countries in Europe, such as Finland, the Czech Republic, and Serbia.

3. It is the most widely distributed wild ungulate in North and South America.

4. The westernmost population of the species, known as the Columbian white-tailed deer it is native to western Oregon and southwestern Washington. Today its numbers have been considerably reduced, and it is classified as near-threatened.

5. In 1935, white-tailed deer were introduced to Finland. The introduction was successful, and the deer have recently begun spreading through northern Scandinavia and southern Karelia, competing with, and sometimes displacing, native species. The current population of some 30,000 deer originated from four animals provided by Finnish Americans from Minnesota.