White-tailed deer are the most abundant big-game animal found throughout Wisconsin. From a distance, they are beautiful and graceful creatures. With their long, slender legs, they can run up to 40 miles per hour and jump 9-ft fences. Male deer weigh on average 150-pounds while females are a little smaller, weighing roughly 100-pounds.
Deer prefer to live in densely vegetated areas like forests, farmlands, and brushy areas. These areas provide them with the best protection from predators and the weather’s elements. Deer also look for areas that offer various food sources such as tree leaves, berries, acorns, grass, twigs, wheatgrass, and alfalfa.