More info: White-tailed deer are the smallest members of the North American deer family and are found from southern Canada to South America. Texas is home to the most white-tailed deer of any U.S. state or Canadian province. In the heat of summer white-tailed deer typically inhabit fields and meadows using clumps of broad-leaved and coniferous forests for shade. During the winter they generally keep to forests, preferring coniferous stands that provide shelter from the harsh weather.
Adult white-tailed deer have red-brown coats in summer which fade to a duller gray-brown in winter. Male deer (Bucks) are easily recognizable in the summer and fall by their prominent set of antlers which have a number of tines or sharp points. The antlers are grown each year and fall off in the winter.