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1 White-tailed Deer (apaehsosok) By: Whitney Pluger College of Menominee Nation Sacred Little Ones Initiative

2 White-tailed deer (apaehsosok) live in forests near fields.

3 White-tailed deer (apaehsos) eat grass, acorns, corn, and branches.

4 The white-tailed deer (apaehsos) can run very fast.

5 A white-tailed deer (apaehsos) can jump very high.

6 When a white-tailed deer (apaehsos) feels scared, he will stomp his feet.

7 A female white-tailed deer (apaehsos) is called a doe.

8 They have babies in the spring time. Baby white-tailed deer are called fawns.

9 Fawns are born with spots to help them hide.

10 A male white-tailed deer (apaehsos) is called a buck. Bucks grow antlers on the top of their heads.

11 Bucks lose their antlers in the winter.

12 They begin to grow new antlers in the spring.

13 Bucks antlers are fully grown by fall.

14 White-tailed deer (apaehsosok) tracks are shaped like a heart.

15 White-tailed bucks have much larger feet than white-tailed fawns.

16 White-tailed deer (apaehsosok) are very important to people in Wisconsin.

17 Many people hunt white-tailed deer (apaehsosok) for food. Deer meat is very healthy.

18 Teacher Pages Words to Know Venison: The meat that comes from white-tailed deer is called venison. There are many delicious recipes for venison. One can be found at the link below: Antlers: White-tailed bucks have antlers. Antlers fall off and grow back every year. This is unlike other animals that have horns. Horns begin growing and continue growing throughout the animal’s life span; they do not fall off and grow back. Velvet: When white-tailed buck’s antlers begin to grow, they are covered in velvet. When the antlers are fully developed, the bucks rub them against trees and fence posts to shed the velvet. Herbivores: White-tailed deer are herbivores. This means that they only eat plants; they do not eat other animals. Camouflage: Baby white-tailed deer are brown with white spots and adult white-tailed deer are solid brown. These colors help them to blend into their surroundings, creating camouflage. It is important for deer to be camouflage so that they can hide from predators. Snort: When white-tailed deer feel threatened, they make a loud noise called a snort. This sound sends a message to the other deer letting them know there is danger in the area. Fun Facts White-tailed deer range in size. Full grown bucks usually weigh more than 200 pounds. White-tailed deer can run up to 40 miles per hour and can jump up to nine feet high. White-tailed deer cannot see in color but they have very good hearing and a great sense of smell. Deer can live to be up to eleven years old. They are sociable animals among their species and live in herds with other deer. Sight Words in the Story is for are of in the to can

19 About the Author My name is Whitney Kay Pluger. I was born on November 19, 1987, in Shawano, Wisconsin. I am 27 years old. I grew up in Shawano my entire life until I moved to Stevens Point in 2006. I lived in Stevens Point until 2010 when I graduated from the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point. After college I returned to Shawano and began substitute teaching. It only took a short amount of time for me to fall in love with teaching. After four years of substitute teaching, I returned to school, seeking a degree in Elementary Education. I now attend the College of Menominee Nation. In my spare time I enjoy being with my family, especially my nephews and niece. I also enjoy the outdoors and my favorite hobby is hunting. I have spent the last 15 years being an avid white-tailed deer hunter both with the bow and the gun. This year I harvested my eleventh deer.

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