White-Tailed Deer Hair Can Give Clues
Knowing the different colors, lengths, and textures of hair on a white-tailed deer can help you determine where you hit the animal when you examine your arrow or when you find hair at the hit site.
- Back hair is long, dark (often blacktipped), and coarse.
- Neck hair is like short back hair except it is light-colored on the front of the neck.
- Brisket hair is very dark and is twisted near the junction of the neck and the body.
- Side hair is short and brown with dark tips.
- Bottom of the rib cage is a mixture of white and dark brown hair that is straight, moderately long, and thick.
- Belly hair tends to be white, long, fine, and sometimes twisted.
- Tail hair is very long.
- Hair on top of the tail is dark brown tipped with black.