Types of deer
There are many types of deer such as the ones listed below:
- Red deer- The Red Deer feature a gorgeous coat that is any shade of red. They often have a darker color to them that can almost seem brown in many regions.
- Caribou - Caribou seem to appeal to people of all ages due to the legacy and connection they have to the holiday season.
- White tailed deer-As the name of this animal tells us, the White Tailed Deer is one that has a patch of white that is located around the area of its tail.
- Moose-Of all the different species of deer out there, the Moose is the largest of them. They can reach a weight of about 1,800 pounds for the males.
- Water deer-The Water Deer has tusks rather than antlers which is very interesting. In spite of that though they are genetically proven to be a class of deer.
- Elk-The Elk is a very large deer species and one that has a unique stature to it. The males especially stand with a very proud design to them.
- Fallow deer-The Fallow Deer is considered to be medium in size. They have a light brown coat with white spots. They are one of the few species of deer that don’t lose their spots a few months after birth
- Key deer-The Key Deer is a subspecies of the White Tailed Deer but they are much smaller. They males average in size from 50 to 70 pounds.
- Mule deer-The Mule Deer is considered to be a larger species of deer. They also have ears that are larger than most compared to their body size.
- Pudu-The smallest species of deer in the world is the Pudu and they are really cute to look at! In fact, their size is part of the reason why people take such a keen interest in them.
There are different seasons for hunting such as
Turkey-starts turkey season starts April 15th and ends may 31st
Bow-starts on November 26th and ends January 15th
Rifle -starts on November 12th -December 7th
Types of Scrapes
Overhanging Limb - 3.3 - 6.6 feet above the ground. The buck will typically hook this with his antler, often standing up on his hind legs to reach it. He will mouth it and pull the limb down, he releases the branch, letting it snap back across his glandular forehead. Often the buck then breaks or twists it - causing it to hang down above the scrape.
Deer Trail - A buck will rarely make a scrape away from a main deer trail. Typically the scrapes can be found where two trails intersect or in a funnel area. Mind you, a mature buck usually has his own trail which is downwind of, and parallel to, the main trail used by does and immature bucks.
Moist Soil - in dry, sandy conditions as those found in the Southwest and the Texas brush country, bucks will seek out darker, more secluded areas of a main deer trail to make a scrape. Moist soil seems to be a requirement of a buck unless there is none to be found.
Types Of Rubs
A tree that has been shredded by antlers is the most obvious sign that a buck has been in an area. But with some knowledge of deer behavior and a little scouting, a rub can tell you a lot more. You can determine when the rub was made, what the deer was doing when he made it, and the buck's probable age.
Mature bucks make two distinct types of rubs—early-season and breeding—that correspond to late-summer feeding patterns and to the rut. To unravel a buck's routine as he progresses through this period, you must understand the difference between the two types.