Deer Friends  
Jody with Flag, his deer, from The Yearling, a novel by
 Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings published in 1938 available at Amazon (#ad).  At right from the 1946 movie "The Yearling (#ad)", starring Gregory Peck as Ezra Baxter and Jane Wyman as Ora Baxter. Ocar nominations for both. Based on the novel written by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, the best-selling novel in America in 1938.  Plot similar to the later, famous dog movie "Old Yeller". 

Keeping deer as pets has been a common practice historically in many parts of the U.S., from Florida, where "The Yearling" took place, to California. "During the 1780s and 1790s, George Washington transformed the area just below the lawn overlooking the Potomac at his Mount Vernon Estate into a park for tame deer ... Washington was very fond of the deer, admitting in a letter that he had given up his beloved pack of hounds because the deer were afraid of them... "[Source: George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens August 7, 2012 Virginia, MountVernon.org]

Audrey Hepburn made friends with a fawn during the 1959 movie, "Green Mansions".  She took the deer home so they could bond for the movie, which they did.  Audrey kept the deer, named Pippin,  after the filming ended.

Dilly the Deer,  A famous deer story.

... The image was taken on Sept 27, 1963, less than two months before he was assassinated in Dallas Texas, on Nov 22... Kennedy had stayed in a cabin at the Lassen Volcanic National Park, California, for just one night...

       Deer Visits Wyoming Family Regularly October 9, 2017 101.9 KING
... get annual visits at their homes, from a deer they have named “Tails.” ... while they don’t feed him, he comes into the home, seemingly oblivious to the other deer heads mounted on the walls...

Carl’s deer — a Christmas fare thee well December 21, 2014 Wisconsin, Madison
    “This is my church — the deer, turkey, nature.” — Carl Drake, 82-year-old American Indian ... 
Carl was out searching for the young buck he had raised the year before. He had put a red collar on the little guy when he released him, hoping hunters would not kill a tame deer.  Carl had already visited the DNR offices in Madison to buy a deer license to tag the deer as his deer — but a living deer. The DNR staff laughed in his face... [Photo by Patricia Randolf]

November 29, 2016


WIS-TV 
... The deer's name is Comet, and it turns out he's a family pet on a farm just outside of Simpsonville ... Comet got out after a tree fell on the fence ...


The Pars and Forests of the Lordship of Ruthinby Andre Berry December, 1992
... William the Conqueror ... as attested in the Anglo Saxon Chronicle (1087): "The king (William) set up great protection for deer and legislated to that intent, that whosoever should slay hart or hind should be blinded…he loved the high-deer as if he were their father".



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News

See Jonnie The Deer's Baby (PHOTOS) June 21, 2021 North Dakota, Hot 975
...Jonnie herself was rescued as a baby after her mother and sibling were hit by a truck about 6 years ago near Sterling, North Dakota.  Since then, Jonnie became very tame and spends her time roaming between about 12 farms in the area.  However, she spends just about every evening on the porch ...

A peek at the life of Blossom, a rescued fawn. Read the true adventure story in Blossom - The Wild Ambassador of Tewksbury, by Anna Carner. - June 1, 2021

Delaware man befriended a deer that roams in the field behind his Newark home. But that friendship sparked controversy after the man posted videos of the deer inside his home and car. He spoke with NBC10’s Tim Furlong about the mixed reactions he’s gotten on social media. - April 15, 2021



... will "sleep on the couch, wake up and tap on the door when she's ready to leave" ... the Delaware Department of Natural Resources who let him know that allowing deer into the house is illegal possession of wildlife ...

... It was back in 2004 that Butera took in the three-day-old blind, dying fawn after her mother refused her.  Dillie went on to live in Butera’s home and become part of the family, even getting a bedroom of her own...

Officials confirm death of beloved, white deer Tilde January 30, 2021 Color
... Residents have been posting photos and messages following Tilde's passing on the Facebook group, "Tilde the White Deer," which has over 2,000 members...ado, KRDO

  A deer friend: 4-year-old boy makes an unlikely companion  January 27, 2021 Virginia, WRIC
... After taking pictures, Brown asked Dominic to lead the deer back to the woods. The 4-year-old did as he was asked and the deer followed him back to its proper home...

... [video below] Bimbo was never forced into captivity or restrained, even though the family considered him a pet, but he did learn how to go in and out of the home's doggie door by following huskies... they're hearing from a lot of people in the community who have offered to start a petition or fundraising campaign to get the deer back...

... While it doesn’t technically live on the property, she’s always around, plays with their dogs, goes in the house ...  they arrived on her property and shot the doe ...

... The 42-inch iron statue and granite base, dedicated to the village’s celebrated, tame white-tailed deer that captured the hearts of many ... It’s been more than three years since Bella’s disappearance. Up until that point, she fearlessly walked the village streets ...

Fawn seized, euthanized June 10, 2020 Oregon, Lincoln City Homepage
... Over a two-week period, the black-tailed deer lived in the Ready’s house and played with her dogs — apparently dooming the poor creature... . “The deer fawn was evaluated and determined to not be suited for release and was humanely euthanized by ODFW biologists.” ...

Tribute to our beloved Donnie the Deer


... For the past few years, a white deer has made her way around the city, prancing around backyards, being spotted by residents and captivating hearts.  Most refer to her as "Snow," ...

A family in Garfield County, Utah is outraged after accusing a Division of Wildlife Resource Officer of trespassing onto their property to kill a domesticated deer. - January 14, 2020 Utah

... Law enforcement in two southern Utah counties are investigating threats towards a conservation officer who shot a domesticated deer ...  which [the family] had rescued at its birth ....The DWR tells FOX 13 they are still reviewing the incident and are working with the family to come to a resolution and to make sure something like this doesn’t happen again...
... The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources met with multiple sheriffs following an incident in which a conservation officer went on private property to euthanize a deer ... “(The DWR) thinks they can do whatever they want, and they’ve overstepped their bounds here,” ...

... on Facebook last week, which shows the deer walking in a neighborhood street alongside his son... It’s the coolest and craziest thing I have ever seen. A beautiful healthy doe, just cruising the neighborhood...

... A North Dakota neighborhood has adopted an unusual community pet.  Meet Jonnie the deer... A resident and her son rescued the doe from the side of the road three years ago. She was found next to her dead mother with a broken leg. The family nursed the fawn back to health...

... the King of Carson, the great wild buck who is often seen munching on the grasses along the west side, generally accompanied by a dozen or more does and fawns.  Last weekend, the Deer King found himself in a bit of a pickle after getting himself and his massive antlers tangled with what appeared to be a clothesline...

CNY village of Pulaski erecting statue of Bella, its beloved deer January 2, 2020 New York, newyorkupstate.com
... A group of community-minded residents and business officials are working on keeping the memory of a Bella, a beloved white-tailed deer that disappeared back in 2017, alive for generations to come.  The group, P.R.O.P. (Preservation and Revitalization of Pulaski), has raised more than $3,500 in donations and grant money to build a bronze statue of Bella ...