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What Is The U.S.A.’s Whitetail Deer Population?
Deer live in all states of the U.S.A., and their population numbers are stable. There are an estimated 35 to 36 million Deer in the U.S.A.
The numbers below include all deer species; Whitetail deer, Mule deer, black-tail deer, and a few rare deer species.
Alabama: 1.75 million
Whitetails and mule deer.
Black-tail and Mule deer.
Mule deer and Whitetail deer
Florida: 550,000 to 700,000
Includes a large number of Whitetail deer and fewer than 1,000 rare Key deer.
Georgia: 1.27 million
1,000 Black-tail deer and 110,000 Axis deer. Both species were introduced to Hawaii.
About 520,000 Whitetails and the rest are Mule deer.
About 50,000 Mule deer and the remainder are Whitetail.
Kentucky: 1 million
Maine: 290,000 to 300,000
Maryland’s deer population includes 207,000 Whitetail deer and about 10,000 Sika deer. (Sika deer are native to Japan, but a small herd of them was introduced to the wild from a private farm. They have adapted well.
Michigan: 2 million
Minnesota: 1 million
Mississippi: 1.75 million
Missouri: 1.4 million
300,000 Mule deer and about 213,000 Whitetail. The two species live in separate parts of the state.
300,000 Whitetail deer and 130,000 Mule deer.
Nevada: 85,000 to 90,000
New Hampshire: 100,000
New Jersey: 125,000
New Mexico: 90,000 to 115,000
Mule deer, Coue deer and Whitetail deer.
New York: 1.2 million
North Carolina: 1 million
North Dakota: 150,000
20,000 Mule deer and 130,000 Whitetail deer.
Ohio: 700,000 to 750,000
2,000 to 3,000 mule deer,and the remainder are Whitetail . rest are white-tail deer. They live in different regions of the state.
Oregon: 400,000 to 420,000
320,000 Black-Tail deer and the rest are mule deer.
Pennsylvania: 1.5 million
Rhode Island: 18,000
South Carolina: 730,000
South Dakota: 500,000
80,000 mule deer and 420,000 Whitetail deer.
Texas: 5.5 million
225,000 Mule deer and 4,750,000 Whitetail deer.
1,000 Whitetail deer. 314,000 Mule deer.
Virginia: 1 million
Washington has the most variety of deer. It has around 100,000 white-tail deer, 100,000 mule deer, 100,000 black-tail deer, and more than 5,000 Columbian white-tail deer. The Columbian white-tail is a rare species named after the Columbia River. These deer live on a series of islands along the river.
West Virginia: 550,000
Wisconsin: 1.6 million
70,000 Whitetail deer and about 330,000 Mule deer.