Deer are members of the order Artiodactyle, which means that they have an even number of toes on each hoof. Deer are the only animals with antlers. Antlers are usually found only on male deer.
Deer live in different countries around the world, including Canada and the United States. Deer are found in nearly all states in the U.S. except Alaska and Hawaii.
Deer are obligate herbivores, which means that they only eat plant matter and struggle to digest meat. Deer primarily graze on grass and leaves, but they also eat nuts, fungi, grain and fruit. They eat small twigs in times of food scarcity.
In the wild, baby deer, called fawns, only consume their mother's milk. As they mature, baby deer eat solid plant foods such as grass, leaves and fruits.
To clean a deer, make a 2-inch incision at the breastbone, cut around the anus, tie the anus off, and make an incision below the breastbone. Cut the hide open from the breastbone to the pelvic bone, but do not cut through the stomach, intestines or bladder. Remove the genitals, esophagus, windpipe,
Although deer generally prefer to avoid people, they do sometimes attack humans. Deer are most likely to attack humans during rutting season or if they perceive a human to be a threat to a fawn.
The best times to hunt deer are typically during dusk and dawn, as that is when deer are most active. Bad weather conditions, such as rain, wind and storms, can cause deer to become more active during the daylight.
Attract deer by growing shrubs and greenery that deer feed on, building a water source, placing corn feeders in your yard, and adding a salt block. You need shrubs, a salt block, water, a bird bath and corn feeders.
Deer will attack humans under a variety of circumstances with bucks being most likely to attack during rut, their mating season, and does readily attacking humans in order to defend their fawns. Bucks may attack without apparent reason and their sharp, tough antlers can cause gruesome injuries or ev
The process for checking a deer varies by state. Check with the local department of Fish and Wildlife for specific information. In most of the United States, hunters must check deer harvested, provide their hunting license or permit, hunting location by county, and sex and species of the animal take