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The Whitetail Deer is a medium sized kind of deer (class 4). It can be hunted in the Layton Lake District, Rancho del Arroyo, and Mississippi Acres Preserve.


The whitetail deer is one of the most common native deer species in North America with a population numbering in the millions. It is a medium-sized deer, characterized by the white underside of its tail that can easily be seen when the deer is alarmed. Its fur color ranges from red-brown to grey-brown. Whitetail deer vary quite a lot in size. Bucks weigh in from 45 - 100 kg (100 - 275 lb) and also develop medium-sized antlers that can branch into several points along one main beam. Whitetails are highly adaptive herbivores. They thrive in mixed and deciduous woodlands, forested wetlands and woods boring farmlands. Here they feed on a variety of plant species varying from grasses and leaves to various crops, wildflowers. They do not pose a threat to humans and can run up to speeds of 65 km (40 mi) per hour when scared. They can also leap over obstacles as high as 2.7 m (8.9 ft).


Behaviour Docile and somewhat skittish
Habitat Prefer to live inside forests
Senses Excellent sense of smell and hearing
Social Solitary to small and medium-sized groups
Active During dawn, late afternoon and dusk
Recommended Equipment Weapon class 4, Deer "Bleat" Caller, Deer "Grunt" Caller, Whitetail Scent
Species Odocoileus virginianus
Difficulty 1 (Trivial) - 3 (Very Easy), 10 (Fabled)


The Whitetail Deer was the first animal species to be updated with TruRACS (together with the Blacktail Deer) and the first species to be available as a Great One.

Need Zone Times[]

Times Activity
00:00 - 05:30 Resting
05:00 - 09:30 Feeding
09:00 - 12:30 Resting
12:00 - 15:30 Drinking
15:00 - 21:30 Feeding
21:00 - 00:30 Resting

Shot scheme[]

Color code
Whitetail deer shot scheme.png
Red - Kills immediately
Blue - Kills very quick
Orange - Kills slowly
No Color - Unlikely to kill


There are 23 ammunition that gives full integrity on the White-Tailed Deer.

  • 10 Rifle Ammo
  • 4 Shotgun ammo
  • 6 Handgun ammo
  • 3 Archery ammo 

Fur variants[]



  • One of the original huntable animals on the release day of the game.
  • The first animal to get a Great One variant.


  • Mission : HOPE #7 - Changed the harvest animal from blacktail deer to whitetail deer. (Patch 1.14) [Nov 8, 2017]
  • Mission : HOPE #5 - Changed the harvested animal from blacktail deer to whitetail deer. (Patch 1.15) [Nov 29, 2017]
  • Mission : HOPE #7 - changed required animal harvest species from blacktail deer to whitetail deer. (Patch 1.17) [March 1, 2018]
  • Mission : HOPE #5 - changed required animal harvest species from blacktail deer to whitetail deer. (Patch 1.17)
  • New caller: Snort Wheeze caller to lure in Lesser Kudu, Blue Wildebeest, Springbok (and Whitetail Deer). (Patch 1.23) [Sept 5, 2018]
  • Along with the White-Tailed Deer (First TruRACS animals). (Patch 1.34) [May 7, 2019]
  • Fixed issue where pre-TruRACS Whitetail and Blacktail racks were no longer visible in trophy lodges. (Patch 1.35) [June 3, 2019]