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.

Alaska: 340,000

Black-tail deer.

Arizona: 160,000

Whitetails and mule deer.

California: 460,000

Black-tail and Mule deer.

Colorado: 427,500

Mule deer and Whitetail deer

Connecticut: 101,000

Whitetail.

Delaware: 45,000

Whitetail.

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

Whitetail.

Hawaii: 112,000

1,000 Black-tail deer and 110,000 Axis deer. Both species were introduced to Hawaii.

Idaho: 750,000

About 520,000 Whitetails and the rest are Mule deer.

Illinois: 660,000

Whitetail.

Indiana: 680,000

Whitetail.

Iowa: 445,000

Whitetail.

Kansas: 700,000

About 50,000 Mule deer and the remainder are Whitetail.

Kentucky: 1 million

Whitetail.

Louisiana: 500,000

Whitetail.

Maine: 290,000 to 300,000

Whitetail.

Maryland: 217,000

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.

Massachusetts: 95,000

Whitetail.

Michigan: 2 million

Whitetail.

Minnesota: 1 million

Whitetail.

Mississippi: 1.75 million

Whitetail.

Missouri: 1.4 million

Whitetail.

Montana: 507,000

300,000 Mule deer and about 213,000 Whitetail. The two species live in separate parts of the state.

Nebraska: 430,000

300,000 Whitetail deer and 130,000 Mule deer.

Nevada: 85,000 to 90,000

Mule deer.

New Hampshire: 100,000

Whitetail

New Jersey: 125,000

Whitetail

New Mexico: 90,000 to 115,000

Mule deer, Coue deer and Whitetail deer.

New York: 1.2 million

Whitetail

North Carolina: 1 million

Whitetail

North Dakota: 150,000

20,000 Mule deer and 130,000 Whitetail deer.

Ohio: 700,000 to 750,000

Whitetail

Oklahoma: 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

Whitetail.

Rhode Island: 18,000

Whitetail.

South Carolina: 730,000

Whitetail .

South Dakota: 500,000

80,000 mule deer and 420,000 Whitetail deer.

Tennessee: 900,000

Whitetail

Texas: 5.5 million

225,000 Mule deer and 4,750,000 Whitetail deer.

Utah: 315,000

1,000 Whitetail deer. 314,000 Mule deer.

Vermont: 133,000

Whitetail

Virginia: 1 million

Whitetail

Washington: 305,000

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

Whitetail.

Wisconsin: 1.6 million

Whitetail.

Wyoming: 400,000

70,000 Whitetail deer and about 330,000 Mule deer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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