Wild Game of the Month

Mule Deer (Odocoileous hemionus)

The Mule Deer is a very distinctive animal, with a pair of large ears, forked antlers and a large body mass. It is one the biggest deer species in North America. The Mule Deer, or Muley, is capable of weighing over 200 pounds for males and an average of about 100-120 pounds for females. Its…

Pronghorn Antelope (Antilocapra americana)

The dessert goat of the American western plains. Though not scientifically an antelope, nor does it look like a goat, its physical characteristic of being an antelope gave its name as the Latin name Antilo=Antelope and Capra=Goat. The Pronghorn Antelope is mostly diurnal being more active in the morning and evening. This animal is a…

Sika Deer (Cervus nippon)

Sika deer are native to Eastern Asia. They were once a sacred animal in Japan. They were introduced in the 1900s to other areas of the world, including the United States in 1920. Sika deer were originally introduced as ornamental game but have established themselves in some forests of Eastern Europe & North America. Figure…

North American Elk (Cervus canadensis)

Elk (also known as Wapiti) are one of the largest deer species in the world and native to North America and Eastern Asia (This article covers the North American Elk only). Six subspecies of North American Elk have been identified. Of these, only four remain including the Roosevelt, Tule, Manitoban and Rocky Mountain. The Eastern and Merriam…

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