: These photographs document Ohio's state mammal, the white-tailed deer. The first three photographs show a young deer, or fawn. The last three photographs show a male deer, or buck. Adult females, or does, average 90 to 200 pounds, while bucks can grow to reach 300 pounds. The photographs are 3" x 3" (7.62 x 7.62 cm). The white-tailed deer, Odocoileus virginianus, is now found in all of Ohio's 88 counties, although they were extirpated (extinct in Ohio but found in other places) by 1904. The extirpation was caused by over-hunting and destruction of habitat by white settlers. Deer were a significant source of food and clothing and were used for ceremonial purposes. View on Ohio Memory.
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: Ohio Government; Plants and Animals; Deer; Ohio state symbols Places