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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Wildlife Artist Ryan Kirby Arrows 200-Inch Buck, and Sketches the Hunt for F&S," 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, "Even in this cold, deer can endure bitter winters," 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, "I Love Hunting in Texas. Why Don’t You?," 2 Mar. 2021 Sporting 18 scorable points, the 61/2-year-old free-ranging whitetail was recently taped for Texas Big Game Awards at 172 gross and 1634/8 net as a nontypical using the Boone and Crockett scoring system. Matt Williams, Dallas News, "Patience pays off as teen takes down enormous deer using a bow," 29 Jan. 2021 The most effective way to kill a giant whitetail is to pattern him on trail camera and hunt him to the exclusion of all others. Will Brantley, Field & Stream, "10 Lessons from the 2020 Deer Season," 5 Jan. 2021 To me, though, the implausible life—and death—of Braun’s tank of a Massachusetts whitetail was more fascinating than its antlers or body size. Gerry Bethge, Outdoor Life, "Deer That Never Encounter Humans: How to Shoot a Reclusive Buck," 14 Dec. 2020 Quality Deer Management Association conservation editor Kip Adams is dubious as to whether or not there are any expanses of wilderness in the Lower 48 that could hide such a reclusive whitetail. Gerry Bethge, Outdoor Life, "Deer That Never Encounter Humans: How to Shoot a Reclusive Buck," 14 Dec. 2020 If the terrain allows, this is the perfect time to spot and stalk a whitetail bedded or traveling slowly. Scott Bestul, Field & Stream, "The 7 Best Days of the 2020 Whitetail Deer Rut," 20 Oct. 2020

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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 8 May. 2021.

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