From the end of August until Thanksgiving in November, Tioga Boar Hunting organizes guided Whitetail deer hunts in rural Pennsylvania. Most of our hunts take one or two days– and all are fully guided. Tioga hunts can involve archery (bring your bow) or firearms, depending on your personal preference.
Whitetail deer can be challenging to hunt, which is probably why hunters like to hunt them. After all, it’s good to have a challenge, right?
Whitetail Deer Hunting Facts
Did you know the coat on Whitetail deer changes based on the time of year? In the summertime, expect to see them looking reddish-brown, while the coat turns to gray-brown in the winter. The color change is to help the deer conceal themselves in their environment.
If you wear orange clothing while hunting, Whitetails probably won’t notice the orange color. Bright colors appear as shades of gray to deer.
Can Whitetail deer do well in snowy conditions? Yes! Their strong coats keep them warm. They have good insulation thanks to their hair, so their bodies don’t easily lose their heat.
Male deer can weigh up to 300 pounds, while mature females can be up to 200 pounds. Expect both males and females to be more active at dawn and dusk– the key times they search for food. Interestingly, deer can see better in the dark than they can in daylight. So, if it’s bright and sunny outside, that’s a good time to hunt Whitetails.
Deer have sharp teeth and eat quickly. Did you know a deer’s stomach has four chambers? This allows them to eat tough vegetation. A typical Whitetail will eat about eight pounds of food for every 100 pounds of weight daily.
Where might you find deer resting? They tend to rest near bodies of water like streams, marshes or ponds.