North America: A Whitetail Wonderland
Whitetail deer are found in fields and timber throughout North America. Though hunters across the country are dedicated to dropping an impressive brute, the physical characteristics of these desired deer often can depend on region, habitat and food sources. A whitetail buck in one area of America may look quite different compared to whitetails native to certain regions of the country.
For example, whitetails commonly found in Western Canada and the Northern Rocky Mountains in the United States are darker in color and brawny in size. Heading south towards Arizona and New Mexico, the deer’s bodies are smaller in comparison to its northern counterparts.
Texas whitetail can also be smaller in body size in certain areas, though their antlers can stretch to impressive lengths. The smallest North American whitetail deer subspecies is called the Florida Key Deer, an endangered species whose habitat is limited to the Florida Keys.
The Big-Sky states of Wyoming, Montana, Colorado and the Dakotas are known for large, thick deer who have lighter colored fur. With big bodies and wide antler racks, some of the largest whitetail in America often thrive in the Midwest states of Iowa, Missouri, Kansas and Ohio.
The caliber size a hunter uses to get the job done is something to consider when hunting in different regions. Take Canada: a country known to have tough, large whitetail giants who are capable of surviving through harsh winters and limited food sources. Because these brutes are big-bodied animals, a hunter in Canada may opt for heavier bullet weights in a larger caliber, a 300 Win Mag for example, which can deliver massive knockdown power. In comparison, an outdoorsmen heading out across the Texas plains may opt for a flatter trajectory caliber, possibly a .270 Winchester for example,, ideal for optimum accuracy at greater distances.
Regardless of the type of area or size of deer, there’s one common variable that hunters in every state can rely on when they head out on a hunt: Winchester Ammunition. Deer Season XP is made specifically to power through with precision, accuracy and efficiency. No matter the state. No matter the country.
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