Range Map of Bucks

Quick Facts

Type:
Mammal
Diet:
Herbivore
Average life span in captivity:
6 to 14 years
Size:
6 to 7.75 ft
Weight:
110 to 300 lbs
Group name:
Herd

Did you know?

A “buck” is the male of some antlered animals, especially the fallow deer, roe deer, reindeer, and antelopes.

“White-tailed” refers to the white underside of the deer’s tail, which it displays and wags when it senses danger.

Tracking

Life Cycle of White-Tailed Deer

Bucks

    • are male deer and are also known as bulls, stags, or harts

 

    • are ruminants, also know as cud chewers

 

    • have a top running speed of 40 mph

 

    • have an average life span under unhunted conditions of about 10 years

 

    • are the only animal that posses antlers

 

    • have a highly developed senses of sight, smell, and hearing

 

    • can adapt well to nearly any habitat

 

    • are primarily solitary animals except during the breeding season

 

  • will mark their territory by stomping on the ground to make “scrapes” on the land and rubbing their antlers on trees, called a “buck rub.”

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