The ubiquitous wildlife of Central Texas at this time.... They are in everyone's back yard since we have, in my opinion, encroached on their habitat, encouraged them with supplemental feed, and eliminated their natural predators.
I counted six road kill in about 35 highway miles in Lee and Milam Counties yesterday. I have slaughtered three in my lifetime with my vehicle in Lee County and had dozens of close calls; the most recent within a hundred feet or so of my entrance gate.
My brother owns a body shop. Deer on the highway makes business for him.
My ranting is over, but the deer population in my area has gone from one extreme to the other.
Wildwood Park, Lake Worth, TX. 6 pt. Buck, 8 pt. Buck, 6 doe.
The white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), also known as the Virginia deer or simply as the whitetail, is a medium-sized deer native to the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, and South America as far south as Peru. It has also been introduced to New Zealand and some countries in Europe, such as Finland, Czech Republic, and Serbia. In the Americas, it is the most widely distributed wild ungulate.