Hunt Coordinator: Hakan Gyllbring
Austria in 1870, the Czech Republic in 1890 and in the southwestern part of Finland in 1934. The deer did not successfully establish themselves in Austria, but a small population still exists in the central Bohemia region of the Czech Republic. In Finland, however, the whitetail has thrived so well that the deer are actually considered problem animals.
This species was introduced in several places, including
According to the SCI Record Book, some nice whitetails have been taken in Finland over the years, notably a 13-pointer taken in 1966 that measured 29 1/8 inches on the main beam and had an inside spread of 20 7/8 inches. Other trophies recorded in Roland Ward had 10 and 11 points and main beams of 23 5/8 to 25 6/8 inches. SCI currently lists only six entries for the European Introduced Whitetail in the typical category and two under non-typical. The No. 1 typical listing scores 134. Other typical listings score 129 4/8, 128 5/8, 113 1/8, 102 7/8 and 69 6/8. The No. 1 non-typical scores 153 1/8, and the second non-typical scores 119 3/8.