White-Tailed Deer Information
White-tailed deer are found throughout Massachusetts-with sightings in Boston and other cities. MassWildlife biologists estimate that over 85,000 deer live in the state. For a brief overview on white-tailed deer in Massachusetts, the "Living with Wildlife" deer page is an excellent start. Then, for a thorough discussion and review on deer in general, check out the pages in this area of the website. We believe that you will find it informative, and useful! On this site, you can find information on the biology, natural history, and management of the deer, as well as its history, distribution, and status. This web site is packed with detail and should be of interest to everyone.
In addition, deer hunters will find information on hunting tips, methodology, and safety, as well as a summary of past year's harvests.
Information about fawns (very young deer), Lyme Disease or Chronic Wasting Disease, or tips to prevent or reduce damage by deer are found in this area of the website.