February 2007 Feature Article:
Dakota whitetail. Just the name inspires images of big boned, heavy racked deer standing alert at the edge of a cottonwood bluff while the last vestiges of yet another spectacular prairie sunset fade overhead.
But is there really such a creature or is this simply a fabrication of our imagination bordering on elitism. After all, big-bodied whitetails have been taken throughout North America. Maine and New Brunswick regularly produce bucks that would pass as the whitetail equivalents of sumo wrestlers and the prairies certainly have no monopoly in the trophy department either. Texas whitetails regularly appear in the record books, as do Minnesota deer and Kentucky bucks. Read more...
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