White tail deer are one of the most common large game animal species found in and around North American forests. Scientifically named Odocoileus virginianus, the deer is also often seen in neighboring non-forest conditions throughout their range in all but a handful of states and Canadian proveniences.
Many forest owners encourage and try to attract the animal - some actually manage for whitetails and lease their property for hunting. Managing a forest for hunting during the early stages of tree and timber stand development along with intermediate select harvesting of existing trees produce abundant deer browse and mast. All but the most stagnant forest ecosystems can attract deer if managed correctly.
If you are a forestland owner or forest manager or lease hunting game property, this article may be for you...
Young White-tailed Buck, image by GTM Research Reserve - Flickr