Although you will probably see HUNDREDS
of white-tailed deer in Cades Cove just after sunrise r just before dusk,
back in the 1930's and 1940's it was reported that dogs, disease and
hunting pressure resulted in it being unusual to spot deer in the
Nowadays in the Great Smoky Mountains
National Park, the white-tailed deer population is doing quite well, as is
evidenced in Cades
Cove, Cataloochee, Sugarlands, Elkmont, etc, along with some large
bucks sporting big racks of antlers in Autumn and early winter.
Look for fawns to be born in June due to the rut season and breeding in
November and December.
white-tailed deer have a unique warning system when they feel
endangered, they will flick their white tails as a signal to other deer
that potential danger exists