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North Carolina Whitetail Deer Hunting Habitat Guide


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North Carolina Whitetail Deer Harvest Data

North Carolina's white-tailed deer harvest data is shown in the table below. The records show North Carolina's white-tailed deer harvest for 2015 is 153629 deer with 73439 bucks and 80190 antlerless deer harvested.

The table includes the deer harvest density for North Carolina's deer habitat as described below. The 2015 white-tailed deer harvest density for North Carolina's deer habitat is 3.67 deer per square mile with 1.74 bucks per square mile and 1.93 antlerless deer per square mile.

DeerNorth Carolina HarvestDeer Per Sq. Mile
Bucks734391.74
Anterless 801901.93
Total1536293.67

North Carolina Whitetail Deer Habitat

North Carolina's total land area is 49269 square miles. This includes 5369 square miles of urbanized areas, 817 square miles of water, and other areas that are not considered as deer habitat. The potential deer habitat within North Carolina is comprised of 42901 square miles of land distributed in the land types shown below.

Habitat Land TypeSquare Miles
Forest19874
Grassland7138
Crops5744
Wetland7189
Shrubland2956
Total Habitat42901

North Carolina Deer Hunting by County

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