The popularity of this animal makes Whitetail hunting one of the most popular pastimes for hunters in the world. In the fall, nearly eleven million hunters in the United States take to the woods to pursue this favorite prey.
It is being hunted all over in Central America, North America and South America. The United States boasts 25 million of the species by itself. This is why so many hunters are allowed to hunt them every year. They do not tend to live long because of the hunting and other situations, like disease and being hit by a car but this does not stop the reproduction cycle and they are nowhere near extinction.
Deer will choose a certain home range in which to live and move about. If there is particularly harsh weather, they may tend to wander into nearby areas. If this is the case, they will fluctuate along with the weather patterns, moving back and forth between the areas in this home range.
Anyone who has been hunting the deer for long or the area for long will know the pattern of the animal fairly quickly. They will have watched how the deer are moving and spotted the grazing and scraping signs that they leave behind.
If the hunter uses the proper call, he should be able to draw the deer in close enough to kill. They will need it close enough to judge if it is worth it. An average hunter will look for the number of points on the deer antlers, whether they are mere stubs or if it is an older deer. They will look at its coloring and structure to see if it is healthy and has a good deal of meat on it.
There are many hunters who do not just go out for sport. They appreciate the animal for the meat that it provides and they realize that a large 200lb deer can provide venison and deer steaks for a family of four for about a month.
To be successful at whitetail hunting, you should study up on what the experts do in real time situations. There are hunting shows on outdoor channels on cable television that give good tips on where the best places are and watch for the proper use of weaponry. These are animals that can be hunted with a variety of different guns or bows. An avid hunter will have good equipment, will keep good care of their equipment during off-seasons and will read up on any new laws, regulations or modifications to the law so that they will be hunting legally in their location. Breaking a law of this nature will result in fines and possible jail time, not to mention having your gun privileges taken away, which is every hunters nightmare.