2009 White Tail Deer Population Estimates

From:  Vercauteren, Kurt C.; Anderson, Charles W.; Van Deelen, Timothy R.; Drake, David; Walter, W. David; Vantassel, Stephen; and Hygnstrom, Scott E., "Regulated Commercial Harvest to Manage Overabundant White-Tailed Deer: An Idea to Consider?" (2011). USDA National Wildlife Research Center - Staff Publications. 1373. https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/icwdm_usdanwrc/1373

"Population estimate for white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus)
in the contiguous United States, determined from estimates from state
wildlife agencies, reported between January and March 2010."
AL  1,500,000
AR   750,000
AZ      85,000
CA         0
CO    612,760   (includes mule deer)
CT     62,163
DE     45,000
FL      no estimate
GA    1,200,000
IA         500,000
ID        200,000
IL         800,000
IN       575,000
KS     280,000
KY    900,000
LA     750,000
MA    this number is wrong on the table
MD    234,000
ME    259,000
MI   1,750,000
MN  1,200,000
MO     750,000
MT     249,000



NC   1,100,000
ND      500,000
NE      265,000
NV        0
NH       90,000
NJ     140,000
NM        5,000
NY      780,000
OH      675,000
OK      480,000
OR          6,000 columbian white tails only
PA   no estimate
RI         16,000
SC      750,000
SD      215,000
TN      900,000
TX    3,000,000
UT    rare
VA    850,000
VT   130,000
WA  120,000
WI  1,700,000
WV    650,000
WY      52,000

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