Southwest Area

Identifying Columbian white-tailed and black-tailed deer

Tod Lum
May 9, 2018

Columbian white-tailed and black-tailed deer share the same habitat in some parts of western Oregon. This video illustrates several key characteristics to help hunters (and others) distinguish between the two.

How to distinguish Columbian white-tailed and black-tailed deer

North Bank Habitat Management Area for Columbian white-tailed deer 

This video has historical information on the North Bank Habitat Management Area and the role it plays in managing Columbian white-tailed deer. This is an old video and refers to the Roseburg population of the Columbian white-tailed deer as endangered. They were removed from the Endangered Species List in 2003 and ODFW has allowed controlled hunts at the NBHMA since 2006.

About the North Bank Habitat Management Area

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