There are an estimated 30 million white-tailed deer in the United States; and they can be viewed year-round. Unlike bears, bats and bumblebees, deer do not go into winter hibernation mode; but instead, become more crafty in how they search for food.
In the spring and summer months while the weather is hot, deer will visit home gardens; farms and other native landscapes where they have access to a buffet of fruits and veggies. In the fall, they will stay close to forests and other woodland areas where they can eat on tree bark and fallen leaves.
Overall, white-tailed deer are highly adaptable animals; and while they may make adjustments to diverse climates, they will search for food in hardwoods, croplands, brushlands and pasturelands.