MAKING THE WHITE TAIL DEER THE STATE ANIMAL Act of Oct. 2, 1959, P.L. 1005, No. 416 Cl. 71 AN ACT Designating the whitetail deer as the official State animal. The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania hereby enacts as follows: Section 1. The whitetail deer is an animal that is found in abundance in the wooded areas of our Commonwealth and has played an integral part in solving the problem of survival of our early settlers and Indian population. The "whitetail," as it is affectionately referred to, is a proud and noble animal possessing intelligence, endurance and character. Therefore, the "whitetail deer" is selected, designated and adopted as the official State animal of this Commonwealth. Section 2. This act shall take effect immediately.