It varies, but here is some good info from Utah:
Originally Posted by TeddyBear
This is the kind of stuff you should be looking for.
I think this is the biggest misunderstanding about researching your hunt. The biologist isn't in the business of pointing hunters towards trophies, but they are in the business of studying the lives and habits of game. The questions you should be asking the biologist are:
"What do the deer in this area EAT?"
"Does this preference change during the year?"
Biologists will likely give specific and accurate information about these questions, and you can then apply the answers to your area. Continue with this kind of research from varied sources.