from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The genus of deer [Cervidæ) of which the Virginia or common white-tailed deer of North America, Cariacus virginianus, is typical.


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  • Virginia Deer, (cariacus virginianus) and Black Bear, (ursus americanus,) are the representative big game animals found in North Carolina, and they are both sufficiently abundant to be an object of sport in the localities in which they abound, in fact, in some sections of the State, the bears often become a nuisance to the farmer on account of their depredations on the hog-pen and sheep-fold.

    North Carolina and its Resources.


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