white·​tail | \ ˈ(h)wīt-ˌtāl How to pronounce whitetail (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Though it was shot by gun more than a century ago, the 206-inch net Burnett County deer is still the No. 2 typical whitetail in the world and tops in Wisconsin. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10 Mar. 2022 Scoring Program Coordinator and senior associate editor for Game News, confirmed to Fox News that the exact date for the new record whitetail in the typical firearms category isn’t known. Michael Hollan, Fox News, 19 Jan. 2022 The state record typical whitetail taken by crossbow is a 179⅞-inch buck killed in 2015 in La Crosse County by Chia Vang, according to the Wisconsin Buck and Bear Club. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 8 Nov. 2021 Here his story Only a relative handful of hunters have taken a 200-inch whitetail, and a whole lot fewer have managed a pair. Scott Bestul, Field & Stream, 1 Dec. 2020 The state's first whitetail with the disease was found at a breeding facility in Medina County in 2015. Matt Wyatt, San Antonio Express-News, 2 July 2021 But Ryan Kirby shot a 200-inch non-typical whitetail last November with his bow, and Kirby is a guy who can draw a hell of a picture. Will Brantley, Field & Stream, 23 Feb. 2021 Providing most of a deer's insulation, however, as any hunter learns when field-dressing a whitetail, is a thick mat of shorter, dense hairs that lie beneath the guard hairs. Star Tribune, 13 Feb. 2021 The first whitetail to appear looks to be a mature buck, with a sagging back and belly, but a small rack. Will Brantley, Field & Stream, 2 Mar. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of whitetail

1872, in the meaning defined above

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“Whitetail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whitetail. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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