blacktail

noun
black·​tail | \ ˈblak-ˌtāl How to pronounce blacktail (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Charlotte Westing, Prince William Sound area Wildlife Biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, said blacktail numbers in her area have recovered to moderately high levels after a severe winter in 2011-'12. Brian Lovett, Outdoor Life, "Deer Hunting Forecast 2019," 12 July 2019 Sitka blacktail deer thrive in the old-growth forests. Alex Robinson, Outdoor Life, "The Tongass National Forest is a Wilderness on the Chopping Block," 16 Jan. 2020 The best advice continues to be start at higher elevations and work downhill as the season progresses, since southern Oregon blacktail are more migratory. oregonlive, "Oregon hunting preview 2019: Outlooks for deer, elk, bear, cougar, upland birds, waterfowl," 20 Sep. 2019 The area is home to elk, blacktail deer, pig, bear and quail. Sarah Tilton, WSJ, "Northern California Ranch of the Late Dean Witter Asks $31 Million," 30 May 2018 The area is home to elk, blacktail deer, pig, bear and quail. Sarah Tilton, WSJ, "Northern California Ranch of the Late Dean Witter Asks $31 Million," 30 May 2018

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First Known Use of blacktail

1805, in the meaning defined above

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9 Feb 2020

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“Blacktail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blacktail. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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