Texas Whitetail Deer: Odocoileus virginianus texanus
The Texas whitetail deer is a legendary animal. Although they have relatively small bodies when compared to their larger cousins, their antler size can be tremendous. In large part, this is due to the management style introduced by the Pope brothers in the late 1960s. The Texas whitetail deer is well-adapted to the harsh environments it inhabits, and occurs in high numbers and densities across its range.
Texas: The Texas whitetail deer inhabits the western, southern, and northern regions of the state, across diverse habitats. Almost all of their habitat is privately owned and managed, with several incentives provided to land-owners through the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.
New Mexico: The Texas whitetail deer occurs in the eastern half of the state, with the highest deer densities in the central and northern regions of the state, near the Texas border.
Colorado: The eastern plains of Colorado provide habitat for the Texas whitetail deer.
Oklahoma: The Texas whitetail deer occur across the western third of the state.
Mexico: The Texas whitetail deer inhabits Mexico in all of the countries states that border Texas including: Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, and Tamiulipas.