white·​tail | \ ˈhwīt-ˌtāl How to pronounce whitetail (audio) , ˈwīt-\

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Chronic wasting disease is incurable and can be transmitted among deer species, including the whitetail deer, the most popular large-game target for American hunters. Cameron Mcwhirter, WSJ, "Disease Threatening Deer Population Has Spread to 26 States," 7 Feb. 2019 Four men from Birmingham pay him $65,000 a year to drive out on weekends and hunt whitetail deer and turkeys in season. Ryan Dezember, WSJ, "Thousands of Southerners Planted Trees for Retirement. It Didn’t Work.," 9 Oct. 2018 The Wollermann buck measured 187 7/8 inches net, making it the biggest typical whitetail ever killed with a bow in Waukesha County and fourth in Wisconsin, according to records kept by the Wisconsin Buck and Bear Club. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Buck killed in Waukesha County sets record and is fourth largest ever in Wisconsin," 17 Jan. 2018 Scare Tactic Turns Fatal A Bell County man’s efforts to keep deer from eating his backyard greenery led to criminal charges being filed against him for causing serious injury to a whitetail with a shot from a pellet gun. Houston Chronicle, "Game warden field notes," 1 July 2018 The program will offer draw-permit firearms hunts on Powderhorn Ranch WMA for whitetail deer, another hunt for exotic/non-native wildlife such as sambar and axis deer and a white-tail hunt available only to young hunters. Shannon Tompkins, Houston Chronicle, "Lottery-like public program offers expanded Texas hunting opportunities," 30 June 2018 Johnson pleaded no contest Monday to illegally taking the 278-point whitetail buck and was sentenced to two years of probation and 40 hours of community service in a deferred adjudication agreement. Matthew Martinez, star-telegram, "He bagged a record-setting 278-point buck in North Texas. It'll cost him $53,000," 26 Jan. 2018 Your information will be used as described in our Privacy Policy Later this month, whitetail fawns begin hitting the ground in much of the South Texas brush country in an annual mass birthing event that continues into mid-July. Shannon Tompkins, Houston Chronicle, "Texas’ deer population would welcome good soaking," 16 June 2018 The virus has been known to infect animals, among them raccoons, squirrels and whitetail deer, that live in coastal regions stretching from Texas to Chesapeake Bay. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Mosquito-Borne Keystone Virus Has Been Found in Humans for the First Time," 26 June 2018

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1872, in the meaning defined above

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