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Virginia Whitetail Deer Hunting Habitat Guide


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Virginia Whitetail Deer Harvest Data

Virginia's white-tailed deer harvest data is shown in the table below. The records show Virginia's white-tailed deer harvest for 2015 is 208811 deer with 102633 bucks and 106178 antlerless deer harvested.

The table includes the deer harvest density for Virginia's deer habitat as described below. The 2015 white-tailed deer harvest density for Virginia's deer habitat is 5.93 deer per square mile with 2.72 bucks per square mile and 3.21 antlerless deer per square mile.

DeerVirginia HarvestDeer Per Sq. Mile
Bucks1026332.72
Anterless 1061783.21
Total2088115.93

Virginia Whitetail Deer Habitat

Virginia's total land area is 39967 square miles. This includes 3928 square miles of urbanized areas, 602 square miles of water, and other areas that are not considered as deer habitat. The potential deer habitat within Virginia is comprised of 35306 square miles of land distributed in the land types shown below.

Habitat Land TypeSquare Miles
Forest22319
Grassland7757
Crops1655
Wetland2090
Shrubland1485
Total Habitat35306

Virginia Deer Hunting by County

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