Offering a variety of habitat ranging from mature forest to open pasture, the Gettysburg National Military Park is home to many species of animals including amphibians, reptiles, mammals, and birds. This post focuses on the park’s White Tail Deer.
The white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) is also known as the Virginia deer. They are very common throughout the military park.
Best Places to See Them: Look for deer both in open fields and in the woods. I have seen them most frequently in the field of Pickett’s Charge in the winter and during the summer along Confederate Avenue. This doe was photographed near McMillian Woods on Seminary Ridge, West Confederate Avenue.