Know Your Species of Duck Hunting | Deer Hunting | Goose Hunting
Know your Duck Hunting Species (Mallard, Pintail, Teal, Canvasback, Gadwall)
There are obvious differences between White-tailed Deer and Mule Deer. Mule Deer have a white rump patch surrounding a narrow black-tipped tail. They have large ears and, in adult bucks, branching or dichotomous antlers that divide and redivide into paired beams and points. The two species also have different ways of running, especially when they are alarmed. The smooth-flowing gallop of the White-tailed Deer contrasts sharply with the stifflegged, bounding gait of the Mule Deer. White-tailed deer may also be known as “Whitetail Deer” or “White Tail” Deer. Mule Deer are commonly called “Mulies”.
* some of the descriptions on this page have been adapted from the Ducks Unlimited site at www.ducks.org. Some of the pictures are our own and others have been borrowed from free access sites or sent to us.