WhitetailSLAM uses eight whitetailed deer territories to represent the traditional ranges of 8 huntable North American whitetails included in the WhitetailSLAM award recognition platform. The whitetails in these eight territories have the most recognizable differences as to size, appearance, habitats and adaptation in behavior to climatic conditions. The map below outlines the 8 varied habitat areas that have allowed the whitetailed deer living in these areas to become strikingly different.
Notes On The Territories
The eight territories have boundaries that lie adjacent to other territories. Rivers, roads and county lines paint the tidiest of borders for humans to abide, but hardly contain whitetail bucks during the rut. Whitetailed deer taken very close to these boundaries may be similar or identical on both sides even though general boundaries of traditional subspecies areas are recognized. Yet, like a small Rocky Mountain elk looks like a Tule and Alaskan brown bears are only recognized along coastal Alaska but bears on the coast of Northern British Columbia are considered coastal grizzlies even though these bears look the same, feed and act the same, the animals are considered different by biologists even though these subspecies reside in close proximity.