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Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)

Wild turkeys were once on the brink of extinction throughout most of North America. After many restoration efforts, the wild turkey has flourished and continues to strive throughout the United States and Mexico. In the 1900s, there were less than 30,000 wild turkeys and now there are over 7 million in North America. Figure 1 “Photo”…

Muntjac (Muntiacus Reevesi)

Muntjac (Muntiacus Reevesi) Figure 1″Photo” A beautiful Muntjac A common name for the Muntjac is “Barking Deer “. This comes from the repeated loud bark given when alarmed or as communication between adults. Adult body weight ranges from 10 kg to 18 kg. Bucks (adult male) being slightly larger than Does (adult female), but larger…

Red Stag (Cervus Elaphus)

Red Stag (Cervus Elaphus) Figure 1 “Photo” A Red Stag in it’s natural environment in Germany. A close cousin of the Wapiti or American Elk, Russian Maral, and Sika. Red deer have been exported around the world as “Exotics” from New Zealand to Missouri. They originated in Europe. There are large populations across the globe.…

White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

White-tailed deer are the most common deer in the Western Hemisphere with 39 subspecies of this animal known to exist. Native to the United States (all but 5 states), Canada, Mexico, Central America and South America (as far as Peru). It has been introduced into New Zealand and some countries in Europe such as Finland…

Roe Deer (Capreolus capreolus)

Roe Deer (called Reh in German) are the most common deer in Europe. They prefer small clearings in forests. In the non-hunted season, they will appear in meadows in broad daylight, but retreat to the forests when the first shots of the season are heard. When startled, a Roe will paw the ground, releasing scent from…

European Mouflon (Ovis aries orientalis)

By Mathew Cervantes, WJ Board of Directors m.cervantes@wildjaeger.com Figure 1 “Photo” a Mouflon Ram and his two Ewes in the wild. Mouflon are the big horn sheep of Europe. Although Mouflon are exported around the world as “exotics” from Hawaii to Texas, they originated in Asia Minor before being hunted to near extinction in southern…

Caribou (Reindeer) (Rangifer tarandus)

Caribou in North America are found in Canada and Alaska. Reindeer are found in Norway, Finland, Siberia and Greenland. These consist of two major groups: tundra reindeer and woodland reindeer. Figure 1 “Photo” A Caribou in it’s natural habitat, photo from ©-Earl-Robbins-Fotolia.com Both sexes grow antlers. Typically two separate groupings of points consisting of a…

Wild Boar (Sus Scrofa)

By Chris Norris Phylum – Chordate – Vertebrae Class – Mammalia – Mammals Order – Artiodactyla – Even Toed Ungulates Family – Suidae – Pigs Genus – Sus – Eurasian Pigs Species – S. Scrofa – Wild Boar Figure 1 “Photo” A Wild Boar in it’s natural environment. The Wild Boar (Sus scrofa) also known as the wild pig, is a…

Coyote (Canis latrans)

Figure 1 “Photo” Coyote in the wild, photo from outdoorsman-Fotolia.com By Dale Kiser Where in the world do you find coyotes: Coyotes are found in North and Central America ranging from Panama in the south to north throughout the United States and Mexico. How long do coyotes live: Coyotes may live 10 years in the wild…

Moose (Alces alces)

Moose (Alces alces) referred to in North America, also known as Eurasian Elk in Europe are the largest species within the deer family. Currently there are six subspecies of moose. In North America; Eastern, Western, Alaska, and Shiras Moose. In Europe; Eurasian Elk and Siberian Moose. Figure 1″Photo” A Moose in its natural environment. Moose…

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