There seems to be very little in the way of deer quotes to be found, and those which do exist have already made an appearance on my blog. So today, I thought I'd research a bit of deer trivia for you - just for fun.
Paul McCartney credits the shooting death of Bambi's mother for igniting his interest in animal rights.
The 1979 movie The Deer Hunter was nominated for nine Academy Awards and walked away with five of them - best film, actor, director, editing and sound.
Red Deer is Alberta's third most populated city after Calgary and Edmonton.
The works of German artist, Franz Marc mostly featured animals in their natural settings - many of which were deer.
Contrary to urban legend, the popular German drink Jagermeister does not contain deer blood. The label does have a stag's head on it though. According to Wikipedia, the name Jagermeister means "master of hunters" the verse found on the bottle loosely translates as follows:
It is the hunter's honour that he
Protects and preserves his game,
Hunts sportsmanlike, honours the
Creator in His creatures.
Doe, a deer - a female deer.
Buck/stag, a deer - a male deer.
Fawn, a deer - a baby deer.
John Deere began production in 1837 but did not have a logo until 1875. The still-familiar symbol of choice was a leaping deer but the first logo depicted a kind of African deer. This was rectified in 1910 when they changed to a North American white-tailed deer. The logo has been redesigned several times through the years but the well known green farming equipment still sports a leaping deer.
A deer totem symbolizes innocence, gentleness, power, mystery, sensitivity, powers of regeneration/renewal, wisdom and security/protection.
"Oh, give me a home where the Buffalo roam
Where the Deer and the Antelope play;
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word,
And the sky is not cloudy all day."Home on the Range was written by Dr. Brewster Higley in 1876. The lyrics and title have undergone some changes through the years. In 1947 it became Kansas' state song.
Deer are one of the many Chinese symbols for longevity.
The Yearling is a tear-jerker book and movie about a post civil war farming family who adopts a fawn after killing its mother.
And finally, a quote.
"The buck stops here."
Not exactly about deer but since we've come to the end of the post, it'll do.