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Deer History

Author: Georgia State Parks

Source: http://www.gastateparks.org/



White-tailed deer have played a very important role in the history of our country.  They were used extensively by Native Americans for both food and clothing and also by the early settlers. Extensive clearing of land, unregulated hunting, and loss of habitat brought the whitetail deer population to a record low by the late 1800's.  Land use changes, strict game laws, and a lack of natural large predators have caused the whitetail deer populations to rebound dramatically. Whitetails are now the number one game animal in the United States.