deer

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deer

any of the ruminant quadrupeds included in the family Cervidae.

deer

the Cervidae family. Includes 17 genera and 53 species. The principal members are deer, elk, reindeer, wapitii, muntjack and sika. The common species are: black-tailed deer (odocoileushemionus columbiana), Columbian white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus, Dama virginianus); chevrotain (Tragulus spp.); mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus); muntjac (Muntiacus spp.); père david's deer (Elaphurus davidianus); fallow deer (Dama dama); roe deer (Capreolus capreolus); axis deer (Axis axis); reindeer or caribou (Rangifer tarandus); red deer (Cervus elaphus); sambar deer (Rusa unicolor); wapiti (Cervus canadensis) called also American elk; hog deer (Axis porcinus); american moose (Alces americana).

deer herpesvirus (DHV)
the pathogenicity is unknown.
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There were raghorn bulls of every description, several medium 6-points, and one big 6-pointer in the 300 class.
I use a wash cut to move quickly when I see the first bull, a small raghorn that would make a worthy target anywhere else in Colorado, and I pass him without hesitation, hearing deep-chested bugles coming from just beyond.
Swiveling my head like a big-eyed owl, I peered to my right just as a satellite bull pounded into view, The young raghorn slid to a stop less than 20 yards away, searching for the source of all that elk talk had just heard.
And at last I found myself staring through my sight window at a clueless raghorn standing broadside a few short, brushy uphill yards away.
A raghorn bull stood 400 yards away, staring in my direction.
Over the next 11 hours we glassed three cows and a raghorn across some deep ravines, but we had no opportunity for a stalk.
Several smaller spikes and raghorns were also in the mix, but Ned and I each had our sights set on the big guy.