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Deer are one of the most hunted, loved and irritating animals in North America. Much research has been done because of this. This section highlights some of the more interesting facts about the Cervid family, Deer.

  • Deer have a four (4) chamber stomach and will regurgitate your corn and beans for second go around in their mouth.
  • Deer have very few natural predators in the United States.
  • Native Americans used their hides for clothing and food.
  • Deer breed in the fall and give birth in the spring and early summer.
  • Gestational periods range from 120 to 200 days to only one (1) baby or “fawn”.
  • Mule deer will sometimes have twins and White Tail deer will sometimes have triplets!
  • The fawns walk almost immediately atop four (4) wobbly legs.
  • Deer populations reached their all time low in the 1800’s when unregulated hunting and land clearing wreaked havoc on their habitats.
  • Deer populations have grown and in areas where deer are protected from hunting they become fearless around humans.
  • Deer are good swimmers and runners and can reach speeds of 35 mph.
  • Deer antlers begin to grow in the spring and fall off by the start of winter.
  • White Tail deer antlers are one of the fastest growing tissues known to man.
  • Deer antlers have been recorded to grow as fast as ½ inch per day.
  • The velvet that covers the antlers of the deer is a living tissue that supplies blood that allows for the antlers to grow.
  • Deer antlers are very sensitive to touch and can be easily broken.
  • A young male deer is called a button buck.
  • Despite popular belief, the size of a deer rack is not a good indicator of the animal’s age. Adult male’s antlers will reach it largest size at about five (5) to eight (8) years of age.
  • Antler size is based on genetics and nutrition.
  • Female deer do not grow antlers except for Reindeer.
    The occasional trophy-sized mule deer buck may weigh a whopping 450 pounds
  • The largest White Tail deer was taken in Wisconsin on November 1, 2008. The three and one half year old deer weighed in at 200 pounds and had 16 ½ points on its antlers.
  • Deer can fill their stomach in about one (1) or two (2) hours.