White-tailed Deer General Information
NCWRC White-tailed Deer Species Profile (N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission)
Deer are so adaptable that they are found in almost any type of habitat. They like creek and river bottoms, oak ridges, pine forests, farmlands, or any other type of habitat that offers food, water and cover, including suburban sprawl.
White-Tailed Deer (National Geographic) In the heat of summer white-tailed deer typically inhabit fields and meadows using clumps of broad-leaved and coniferous forests for shade. During the winter they generally keep to forests, preferring coniferous stands that provide shelter from the harsh elements.
White-Tailed Deer (Encyclopaedia Britannica) The white-tailed deer get its name from the long white hair on the underside of the tail and rump. During flight the hair is flared, and the tail is held aloft like a signaling flag.