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2018 and 2019 Deer Friends




Rare West Virginia deer harvest sparks major controversy online December 11, 2019 West Virginia, WOWKtv
... Years ago an injured baby fawn ... white with brown spots, was brought to Kanawha County veterinarian ... cared for the deer, which he named “Skip” until the buck was healthy enough to roam free... a well known and loved member of the community due to his kind demeanor and rare look ... a photo was posted of a proud teenaged hunter and his harvest, people were infuriated. The kill was Skip...

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Rachel’s husky Koda got loose and ran away... after a couple of days, Koda came back ... Not only did the cameras pick up Koda, but they also picked up her new, unlikely friend – a male deer...

Originally airing Dec. 18, 1985, it's the story of Jerry Palmer, who nursed a wild deer back to life after finding it dying in a field.


August 5, 2019


Missing dog forms friendship with deer March 7, 2019 Manitoba, Winnipeg CTV News
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Koda returned safely, but Howatt said she kept leaving for a several hours every few days...  The game camera caught the husky sleeping, eating, and playing with the buck during the time she was missing...

Girl who befriended deer saddened by its demise December 14, 2018 Indiana WPTA 
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 the fawn was wobbling and seemed to be lone, in need of care.  Ava provided assistance and developed a close relationship with the animal ...

...  Her [Facebook] post says: “Local Hunters... Please don’t shoot the 7pt with the yellow tape around his antlers if you see him, its George! ..." The post has now gone viral and folks are sending their George-spotting updates ...

Burlington Township man seeking lost pet deer October 14, 2018 Illinois, Daily Herald 
... offering a $500 reward to anyone who can bring back the pet doe who ran away after a storm last week... Abigail ... knows her name and is very friendly...

Residents want deer hunting to stop in their neighborhood October 1, 2018 Oklahoma, kfor.com 
... folks who live in Preston subdivision said the hunters are disturbing their peace and wildlife... the deer are friendly and walk up to anyone, and the hunters take advantage of that, killing them as they get close searching for food...

... irregular brown and white markings ... a red collar around its neck ... Putting a collar on a deer is technically legal in North Carolina, but doing so and treating them as pets is "strongly discouraged" ...

Ranch owners share white-tailed pets with summer campers July 25, 2018 Pennsylvania,  CourierExpress
... white-tail deer have become family to Rusty and Roger “Shorty” Snyder, the owners of Double Diamond Deer Ranch...  In the beginning, the Snyders had deer as pets, but after so many people would come to visit them, they turned their pets into a business...

Pet deer goes missing after charming Cache community June 20, 2018 Oklahoma, KSWO 7 News 
... We introduced you to Ben earlier this year after she became popular with locals by walking right up to them and letting them pet her...Rivera's husband found Ben, in bad shape, while hunting, and nursed her back to health two and a half years ago...

... A tame deer beloved in the village of Buckland has been shot dead with a shotgun... appeared to have been "adopted" by cattle in the field and was known to approach people at fences and allow himself to be petted... 

...On Bar MB Ranches lives a pet mule deer named Bambi...The yearling had lost her mother ...  "She was already grown up enough and she made her mind up about where she was going to be...


Chehalis Loves Its Piebald Deer March 16, 2018 Washington, 
Centralia Chronicle
... “It’s lived its whole life in front of our store in that little section of brush and grass between Hamilton Road and I-5,” he wrote to me. “Not sure what  life has in store for this little girl, but it sure has been fun watching her grow up! I can’t believe that such an animal can live her whole life in an extremely small section of green belt next to I-5.” ...

 Orange County couple raises 'pet' deer on farm January 12, 2018 Texas, Beaumont Enterprise
... They have two main types of customers, he said - those who want pets and those who want to let the deer roam free on their ranches.  The couple has a yearlong waiting list for people wanting bottle-fed fawns to keep as pets...

Pet deer charms hearts in Cache January 11, 2018 Oklahoma, KSWO
... "It just walked right up to me, and I got down to take a picture with it, and it kinda nuzzled my neck... her brother-in-law rescued Ben around two years ago while hunting and bottle fed her...


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