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Welcome to DelawareHunter.com! This site is devoted to hunting and a love of the great outdoors. While the webmasters live and hunt primarily in Delaware, we are a part of a great network of friends and family that hunt throughout North America. Whether we are hunting eastern wild turkeys in Virginia, large Canadian bucks in Saskatchewan, home-grown whitetails in Delaware, or simply fishing and crabbing in Maryland- we share a common love of the outdoor lifestyle and tradition. Few things are able to make our hearts race like the thundering gobble of a tom turkey, or the first sighting of an elusive whitetail buck. It is this love of the outdoors that ultimately inspired the creation of this website where we can share our stories, experiences and knowledge with the rest of the hunting community. Please feel free to contact us (our contact information can be obtained from the 'Contact Us' link at the bottom of this page) and submit any pictures or stories from your hunting trips, or suggestions for the website. Thanks for stopping by!

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The Whitetail Deer

The White-tailed deer inhabits a vast territory- spanning from snow covered Northern Canada to the dry, brushy country of South Texas and Mexico, and virtually everywhere inbetween. White-tails live in abundance in a variety of terrains. Whether in the rolling hills of Virginia, or in the swamp covered land of Florida, the White-tail is an expert in adaptation and survival. While many individuals (including myself) feel that habitat destruction poses a serious threat to the survival of wildlife and the hunting tradition, it is quite possible that the reason white-tails can be found in such great quantity today is because of our agricultural practices. The White-tailed deer prefers to live in fringe areas, which are locations that are close to both food and cover. By cutting timber and clearing blocks of forest to create new fields for our crops, we are unknowingly sharing a portion of our harvest with the secretive, edacious white-tail.

White-tailed deer vary in size and color depending on the region in which the animal lives. There exist 30 distinct recognized sub-species of white-tail, each of which is slightly different from the next. White-tails are sexually dimorphic. That is, there exists a substantial difference in body size between males and females, or, bucks and does respectively. Depending on the region, mature bucks average in size from 150 to 350 pounds, while mature does range in weight from 90 to 200 pounds. The largest sub-species is the Northern White-tail. Northern White-tail bucks can grow as large as 400 pounds and sport extremely heavy, thick antlers. The whitetail is an ungulate, or hoofed animal, with each foot ending in a cloven or two piece hoof. The white-tail takes its name from the white underside of its tail, which it uses to signal other deer and swat insects. The under parts of the deer's body, as well as a patch on the throat and a small band around the nose are also white. The upper body parts are covered in a thin reddish brown colored coat during the warmer months, and by a thicker, darker, grayish brown coat during the colder months. full story...

The Wild Turkey

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