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The Deer
The deer has been around as long as man can remember. It has always been in
North and South America, and not that long ago was brought to Europe. The deer has been hunted for centuries by Stone Age man, American Indians, and now modern day hunters. The weapons used to hunt deer have changed as time goes on. They were hunted with rocks by Stone Age man, with spears and hand crafted bow and arrows by the Indians, with guns and still today the bow and arrow by modern day hunters. The purpose of my paper is to discuss the types of deer in the world today, what habitat they live in, their instincts or habits, the over population of the whitetail deer in the United
States, and the large sport of hunting deer.
Their are three major types of deer in the world today. There is the whitetail deer, mule deer, and blacktail deer. The whitetail is the most popular of the three. The whitetail deer is broken up into many different species. The northwestern whitetail,
Texas whitetail, northeastern whitetail, southeastern whitetail, Coues whitetail, Mexican whitetail, and the Key whitetail are all the species in the America’s today. the mule deer is only broken into two different species. The Rocky Mountain mule deer and the desert mule deer are the two species. The blacktail deer is broken into two species also. There is the Sitka blacktail and the Columbia blacktail (Lawrence 60-62).
Deer can live and flourish in just about any habitat. They are the only large animal that lives every where in North America. Deer live in most of Central America and in many parts of South America. The whitetail deer inhabits Central America, Mexico, all the U.S. except Alaska and Hawaii, southern Canada, and South America. Recently have been brought to Europe, the West Indies, and New Zealand. The mule deer lives in southwestern Canada, twenty two U.S. states, northwestern Coahuila, northern Chihuahua, northern Sonora, Texas, Arizona, northern Mexico, and southern
California. The blacktail deer mainly inhabits the Pacific Coast. It lives between southwestern Alaska and southern California. In the north the blacktail lives in
Vancouver, British Colombia, islands of Queen Charlotte, and have been brought to the islands in Prince William Sound. Towards the south the blacktail lives in California ...

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What you should have learned in this paper is the types of deer that live in the world today, what habitat deer live in, their habits, the over population of the whitetail deer in the United States, and the large sport of hunting deer. I just got into bow hunting last year, that is why I decided to do the deer for my term paper. I was introduced to bow hunting by my cousins in New Jersey. I went down there to visit last year and my cousins are the best bow hunters in the state of New Jersey. In the I.B.O tournaments the last three years one of them has come in first and the other in second every year.
They were so happy that I wanted to start bow hunting they set me up and gave me all the goods. They brought me out hunting and in twenty minutes one of them had a doe.
Since then I have been buying all the equipment I need and practicing every week. I think deer are wonderful animals and I hope to bag one this year. If you are never not sure about getting into the sport, do it, its the best thing I ever did. Even if you are against the killing of deer go out some day and just sit in the woods and watch them they are gracious animals.
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