Deer (singular and plural) are the ruminant mammals forming the family Cervidae. Species in the family include the white-tailed deer, mule deer (such as the black-tailed deer), elk, moose, red deer, reindeer (caribou), fallow deer, roe deer, pudú and chital. Male deer of all species (except the Chinese water deer) and female reindeer grow and shed new antlers each year. In this they differ from permanently horned animals, such as antelope, which are in the same order as deer and may bear a superficial resemblance to them.
The musk deer of Asia and water chevrotain (or mouse deer) of tropical African and Asian forests are not usually regarded as true deer and form their own families: Moschidae and Tragulidae, respectively.

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  1. Sraut3

    Deer/ Elk hunting

    Planning on having my girlfriend draw the 119a high cascade hunt this year. Kinda looking around the Detroit area since we don’t like to far from there. Any suggestions or tips? Or is there a better place I should focus my time? I’ll also have an archery elk and deer tag at the same time.
  2. bionic knees

    who got mule deer?

    just wondering how the Mulie hunters are doing. we got 2 on 4 tags in the grizzly unit.
  3. ajgunner

    Deer Hunters---check the yard before you head out

    Taken in Joseph just 1 block off main street.
  4. I

    Deer Hunting guides for this season?

    Hey, folks. I was just talking to some guys at work. The guy I went with last year is probably tied up this year (2 kids under 3 years old now and working different days from me), so I have been debating going out on my own. Not too far from anywhere in the Clatsop forest, but I would prefer to...
  5. Zechariah

    The 2021 Official Blacktail Deer Thread

    Just want somewhere to talk about hunting blacktail this year such as, sharing stories of our scouting, hunting successes/mistakes, and interesting moment out in the field. Hopefully get a few people in here that like talkn blacktail so we can see when things are heating up through the season...
  6. bionic knees

    little to no moon for eastern deer season

    what do you think? will it have an effect? seems like we usually get a nearly full moon for deer season. what are your thoughts?
  7. emery9319

    Anyone else seeing way more deer in their yards in 2021

    I've lived in the same area just outside the city limits of Snohomish Wa. for almost 25 years and I've had maybe 10 deer wonder thru my yard over the years , in 2021 alone I've counted 43 deer hanging out in my yard, Doe , a bunch of spikes and a few big mature bucks 5 or 6 large 3 points to 4...
  8. gene of oregon

    Deer hunting the White Horse unite

    I’m looking for information on guides that know and guide in the White Horse #68 unite. Don’t really have the time this year to scout the unite. I’m pretty familiar and know the unite but deer are pretty scarce down there. So I’m thing a guided hunt this year, plus I turned 73 this year. Any...
  9. Flymph

    Not even the deer are safe now! Make sure to socially distance from the deer you have in your yard or hunt in the wild. Also, remember to wear your PPE, aka MASKS, while hunting this year. You never know if that deer sneeze will...
  10. M

    Best rifle calibers for deer and elk hunting

    I want to start hunting deer and elk. I want to buy a hunting rifle, but not sure which caliber to choose. For Elk hunting, any opinions about 6.5 Creedmoor vs. .300 Winchester vs. .30-06? Will any of these do for Elk in terms of ballistics and being able to kill with one shot (with proper...
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