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AGSC 381 Hunter Education. Big Game Animals In Texas. Original Power Point Created by Manuel Morro Modified by Georgia Agricultural Education Curriculum Office June 2002. Objectives. Identify game species in Texas Elk, White-Tailed, & Mule Deer Determine: Description Range

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Agsc 381 hunter education

AGSC 381 Hunter Education

Big Game Animals In Texas

Original Power Point Created by Manuel Morro

Modified by Georgia Agricultural Education Curriculum Office

June 2002


Objectives

Objectives

  • Identify game species in Texas

    • Elk, White-Tailed, & Mule Deer

  • Determine:

    • Description

    • Range

    • Habitat/Habits


Elk wapiti

Description:

Large, hoofed mammal

Cream colored rump patch

Small cream colored tail

General reddish-brown body with chestnut brown neck (mane in males)

Huge spreading antlers on males in summer and autumn

Range:

In Texas, free roaming elk are limited to the trans-pecos region

Some private herds are not considered game animals located in Central and South Texas regions

Elk (WAPITI)


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Habitat/Habits

Lives in semi-open forest, mountains, meadows, foothills plains, and valleys

Herbivorous- eats grasses, forbs, some brush, twigs/bark

Usually migrate to higher elevations in spring

Live 14 years and males are polygamous (breeds more than one female)

Ruts start in September – calves born in May-June – normally one calf per cow - spotted

Elk (WAPITI)


Agsc 381 hunter education

Elk


White tailed deer

White–Tailed Deer

  • Description:

    • Small to medium hoofed mammal with reddish brown to blue-gray or tan colorings

    • Underside of tail is white

    • Antlers on male consist mainly of main beam with tines growing from it

  • Range:

    • Texas has the most white-tailed deer of any state (over four million)

    • Texas hill country is most densely populated area in the country

    • West Texas and the Panhandle are the only spotty areas with whitetails


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White-Tailed Deer

  • Habitat/Habits

    • Lives in forest, swamps, open brushy areas, foothills plains and river bottoms

    • Herbivorous- eats forbs, browse, wigs, shrubs, acorns, fungi and some grasses

    • Limited movement (rarely more than one to two miles)

    • Lives to 16 years in the wild

    • Male is polygamous (breeds more than one female)

    • Rut starts in October through December, spotted twin fawns are normal


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White-Tailed Deer


Mule deer

Mule Deer

  • Description:

    • Medium to large hoofed mammal with reddish (summer) to blue-gray (winter) coloring

    • Rump patch is cream colored with black-tipped

    • Cream colored tail

    • Ears are larger than white-tailed deer

    • Antlers are dichotomous (branches equally---not all from one beam)

  • Range:

    • Located primarily in the High Plains and Trans-Pecos regions (west)

    • Some Mule Deer overlap with ranges of Whitetail deer


Mule deer1

Mule Deer

  • Habitat/Habits:

    • Live in forest, desert shrubs, chaparral, grasslands, plains, foothills and river bottoms

    • Herbivorous- eats forbs, browse, shrubs, twigs, and some grasses

    • Migrate similar to elk, but in Texas limited movement may occur

    • Lives to 16 years in the wild

    • Male is polygamous (breeds more than female)

    • Rut starts in October through December

    • One to two fawns are typical - spotted


Mule deer2

Mule Deer


Work sheet activity

Work Sheet Activity

  • Use the work sheet provided and identify the specie.

  • List one or more physical descriptions

  • Name the range/area

  • Name habitat or habits


Happy hunting

Happy Hunting


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