White-tailed deer

Odocoileus virgianus

Valkohäntäpeuran kaataja ja elämänsä trofee

White-tailed deer were introduced into Finland in the 1930s and the population was started from only 5 animals. Today white-tailed deer are widespread throughout the southwestern part of Finland, with the yearly bag exceeding 80,000 animals. 

Hunting of whitetails is mainly conducted from high seats near feeding grounds and passing places, however driven hunting using dachshunds is gaining popularity. In Finland it is also allowed to hunt white-tailed deer with a bow.