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Common Name: White-tailed Deer


Scientific Name:
Odocoileus virginianus
Diet: Primarily wild herbs, fruits and agricultural crops when available; however, they can survive on the leaves, buds and twigs of woody trees and shrubs when other foods are scarce. When abundant, acorns are the mainstay of the fall and winter diet.
Hunting: Indiana hunters donate almost 75,000 pounds of venison to food banks every year. This becomes more than 300,000 meals for hungry people.
Useful Fact: Fawns instinctively lie motionless when danger is near. If you find a hidden fawn, never move it or assume it is an orphan. The mother is usually nearby.

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