Types of Deer
There are 2 popular types of deer to hunt in western Canada, the White-tailed deer and the Mule Deer. To some of us, they are distinctly different but sometimes it can be hard to tell from afar. Here are a few things to look for when assessing your prey –
- The color can be grey to reddish brown, with white under body
- Their tails are large and bushy, and often held erect when animal runs.
- Their gait is generally a series of short running dashes and bounds
- Antlers (present on males only) have individual tines off main beams.
- Body colour grey to brownish grey, under body white.
- They have prominent ears and a compact tail that is black tipped and is held down when animal runs.
- Mule deer have a white rump patch
- Their gait a series of stiff-legged bounds.
- Antlers branched and present on males only.