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Every year, Portland gets playful and adds a red nose to the neon deer on the city’s sign.
Maryland Department of Natural Resources staff spent a good portion of the last weekend in January trying to find the deer to help.
McAvoy said the land supports populations of turkey, deer, hawks, bobcat, and fisher cats.
The Atlanta metro deer population is prolific, fearless and amorous this time of year.
Allowing churches just to accommodate a potential lawsuit would be counter-productive, and could harm already declining deer populations in the area, MacBeth added.
Hunting is prohibited, except for a few bow-hunting permits that may be granted periodically to keep the deer population in check.
Wolves in Oregon hunt deer, elk, bighorn sheep and goats, but also can target livestock and are loathed by many livestock owners.
The Post’s Karin Brullliard explains the history of the species: After poaching and habitat loss led to their near extinction in the 1950s, a federal recovery effort helped the deer population rebound to somewhere between 700 and 1,000.
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The meaning of a word often develops from the general to the specific. For instance, deer is used in modern English to mean several related forms of an animal species, including white-tailed deer, mule deer, elk, and moose. The Old English deor, however, could refer to any animal, tame or wild, or to wild animals in general. In time, deer came to be used only for wild animals that were hunted, and then for the red deer, once widely hunted in England. From that usage the term has spread to related animals, becoming somewhat more general again.
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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