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White-tailed Deer (Europe)

Scientific Name: Odocoileus virginianus

Subspecies: None in Europe.

Distribution: Finland, Czech Republic and the former Yugoslavia (Introduced from The USA)

Habitat: Woodland and pasture land.

Description: Large deer weighing around 60-140 kg and measuring up to 110 cm over the shoulder. General colour rufous brown in summer and greyish brown in winter. The main beam of the antlers slides backwards, then abruptly forwards, with erect branches on hind margin. They have between 2 and 8 points.

Hunting method: Stalking and lying in wait.

Hunting available in: The southern part of Finland only.

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