Hunting and Fishing News & Blog Articles
Stay up-to-date on hunting, fishing and camping products, trends and news.
1 minute reading time (203 words)
Types of Deer Found in North America
There are several types of deer found in North America, including:
- White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus): This is the most common and widespread deer species in North America. They can be found throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
- Mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus): These deer are found in the western half of North America, from the Great Plains to the Pacific coast.
- Elk (Cervus canadensis): Also known as wapiti, these deer are found throughout North America, from Alaska to Mexico.
- Moose (Alces alces): These large deer are found in northern North America, from Alaska to eastern Canada.
- Caribou (Rangifer tarandus): Also known as reindeer, these deer are found in northern North America, from Alaska to Greenland.
- Sitka deer (Odocoileus hemionus sitkensis): These deer are a sub-species of the mule deer, and are found in the coastal rainforests of southeast Alaska and British Columbia.
- Coues deer (Odocoileus virginianus couesi): These small, gray-colored deer are found in the southwestern United States and Mexico, in desert and mountain regions.
- Key deer (Odocoileus virginianus clavium): These tiny deer are found only in the Florida Keys, and are considered an endangered species.
These are just a few examples of the many different types of deer found in North America.