Distinguishing Features - Overall colouration, reddy-tan, grayish in winter; white on belly, throat, eye ring and inside ears. Male antlers curve back and then forward, with sharp tines. Females are slightly smaller in size and have no antlers.
Frequent throughout southern regions of Northwestern Ontario in wooded areas, forest margins, cedar swamps and open brushy locations.
Buds, twigs of shrubs and saplings, and evergreen needles in the winter. Grasses, fruits and leaves of shrubs and saplings, evergreen needles and mushrooms in the summer.
The northern limit of the white-tailed deer population is determined by winter climates. Their thin coat and narrow hooves are not designed to handle severe winters and heavy snows.
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