Deer are known for being quick and agile animals, but just how fast can a deer run? In this post, we'll take a look at the top speed of deer and some of the factors that may affect it.
We'll also discuss some hunting techniques you can use to take down a deer that's on the move. So whether you're an experienced hunter or just getting started, read on for all you need to know about how fast deer can run.
You’ve spent hours working your way quietly through the woods following the tracks of a big deer. You’ve got the right clothes, gear and have perfected that quiet approach, but then it happens.
Your target suddenly appears right in front of you and you aren’t ready to take it down.
That big buck raises its head and in an instant flashes its tail and disappears in a hurried rush to escape. A very normal reaction is to try to take off in flight after it, but do you have any idea how fast a deer can run?
Any hunter or wildlife photographer will attest that deer can and will run much faster than any human could ever dream of, especially in the wild areas they live in.
Anyone considering tracking down a deer, whether it be for food, photographs, or data collection could waste a lot of time and energy if not properly prepared ahead of time with the right information.
Of course the initial calculation of a deer’s speed begins with exactly what type of deer you’re interested in. Fact is there are over sixty different species of deer spread across the world.
We can simplify this vast number when we understand that all those deer can be divided into five major categories:
- Mule Deer
- White Tailed Deer