100+ Best Deer Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational deer quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

Famous Deer Quotes

It had to stop – we were carrying about a million deer in South Carolina, and we don’t need one million deer in South Carolina. — Charles Ruth

I went hunting, I shot a deer, and it mortified me. I just couldn’t do it again. — Channing Tatum

There are lots of deer in four hunting districts north of Great Falls. Too many deer. — Gary Olson

The deer in Indiana and the Midwest, they’re obviously a lot bigger bodied deer. — Brad Herndon

The fabled musk deer searches the world over for the source of the scent which comes from itself. — Ramakrishna

Sit in a tree-stand and hunt deer, … In Washington, we have big deer — Kansas-size deer. — Jeremy Affeldt

Hunters are responsible for a lot more than just going out and taking a deer or a buck. — Gary Morris

I saw a giraffe with a short neck That was sad Or a deer — Bo Burnham

I was like a deer in the headlights of a car, … That was the first time I had ever been interviewed, and I misspoke. — William Buckingham

We’re talking about 1,100 deer in 90,000 acres of land. We just don’t think the overpopulation problem is so severe that it requires this response. — Suzanne Roy

People are calling us to say they’ve lost the land they’ve deer hunted on for decades. They want to know what we’re going to do about it. We tell them there’s nothing we can do. It’s private land. — Brad Moore

We are pretty excited about the Black Pine study. We have seen a steady decrease in deer numbers in the area. While mule deer numbers to the west and east have increased over the past few years, the Black Pine mule deer herd has remained stable or declined. — Randy Smith

I will never see the turkeys run up and down the road again. I will never see my deer feed in my yard again. … I will never be able to freely do what I wanted to do. — G. H. Hardy

Getting with Rob Deer has really helped me out. — Ben Johnson

When you have a high-volume magazine or an assault weapon, you’re not hunting deer or protecting your home; you’re out to hunt people. — Mike Quigley

The deer herd is not fully recovered on our public lands. — Bob McAnally

The only reason the eagles leave is to find food. With so many people ice fishing and with the increase in automobile traffic which means a lot of road killed deer and other animals, there is plenty for the eagles to feed on, so they don’t leave. — Bruce Becker

We have a very young team and we got down early and it steamrolled after that. They had a blocked punt for a touchdown and we looked like a deer in headlights in the first half and they just made some plays and we had trouble getting anything going. — Don Brown

You know, if you need 100 rounds to kill a deer, maybe hunting isn’t your sport. — Elayne Boosler

Now some members of council are caught like deer in the headlights and they’re running for cover and saying they didn’t know what they were doing … because they don’t want to be associated with giving themselves an increase. — Howard Moscoe

We started out really well. But for some reason after they scored their goal we were like deer in headlights. I don’t have an answer for that, but obviously that has to be cured. — John Tortorella

Based on the findings, we’re recommending that 1,000 permits be added to the Northeastern region for this fall. That will increase the total number of general season buck deer permits in Utah to 96,000 for this fall. — Craig McLaughlin

We have been talking about baiting and feeding for years and years. We just got to get these deer more evenly distributed. — Steve Oestreicher

You shouldn’t have to settle for rabbits if what you want is deer — Daniel Quinn

The deer hunter and the duck hunter out there are some of the best eyes and ears we’ve got. We have 7,000 hunters in this same area for eight hours at a time or more in some cases. — Scott Henderson

We’ve always suspected that deer were able to pick up the (infection) through the environment somehow. — Paul Johansen

If a candidate for office starts talking about thinning the deer population or investing in barriers to reduce the number of deer on the highways, the other side will probably just ignore him, because they’re not going to know what to say about it. But there is a chance that the issue will resonate with voters in an unexpected way. — Bill James

Hunters for the Hungry gives our hunters a place to donate harvested white-tailed deer, … This helps in the management of our white-tailed deer resource across the state. — David Cobb

The animal was lying down and then wandered off. Van Cortlandt Park is home to many wild animals, including deer and turkey, and it is not altogether unusual to spot a coyote. — Warner Johnston

I often have deer on my property and there’s a fox and owls. You’re not going to see that in the city. — Billy Corgan

He was young, like a deer in the headlights. He didn’t know what to expect. But he’ll be just fine this time around. He has experience now. — Ryan Hollins

People who’ve been having problems with deer eating their azaleas won’t be having that problem for long. — Mitch May

The animal encounter poem is now so distinct a genre that it would be possible to create a full-length anthology from deer encounter poems alone, and many varieties of experience would emerge from such an exercise. — John Burnside

Laws designed to control the deer population seem to have had an unintended effect on accidental shootings. — John Pepper

Hunters are doing an excellent job. The heavy mast crop kept the deer in the woods which made them less vulnerable. — Jim Lane

We had hoped to provide more advance notice of season dates to help them select their vacation days. That is what license buyers had asked for, however, since the deer data will not be available until mid-March and bear and wild turkey results were just made available, the board and staff concluded more time was needed before taking final action on the 2006-07 seasons and bag limits. — Carl Roe

That’s been our goal the last few years, to try to reduce the deer population, and it doesn’t all happen in one year. — Roger Johnson

This shows muscle contains infected material. Anybody who may be handling or eating infected deer may be inadvertently exposed. — Glenn Telling

Landscaping based on the knowledge of deer feeding habits can reduce or eliminate costly damage. — Michael Seraphin

I love to deer hunt and fish and drive down the back roads in my truck. All those things basically equal freedom to me – and not having to return that message or call from my record company or management. At some point, I need to recharge. — Blake Shelton

If a wolf can take down a deer from either flank, does that make him bambidextrous? — Author unknown

Our farmer members have seen their crops attacked by deer year after year, and it’s caused a large economic toll. — Peter Gregg

Mississippi and Tennessee offer some of the best deer hunting opportunities in the nation and are noted for having high quality state wildlife conservation and management programs. We are confident we can lay the groundwork in these two states for a program that expands to several other states in future years. — Gary Morris

He was a simple man. He liked simple things. He loved to deer hunt when he was able. He went to church on Sundays. — Tommy Taylor

I thought that on the first night, against Deer Lodge, we played well. It was one of the best games we’ve played. The team was pretty tenacious. — Steve Woll

The place exploded. And we kind of got that deer in the headlights look. — Tim Shea

Follow the deer? Follow the Christ the King. Live pure, speak true,right wrong, Follow the King– Else, wherefore born? — Alfred Lord Tennyson

He was enormous. I’ve hunted deer since I was 12, that’s 25 years, and I’ve never seen one as big as him. — Ben Long

When you’re standing close and there’s a fresh deer in it, you can smell it. But it doesn’t take long for the smell to go away. — E. Helm

We’re like a deer caught in the headlights, — Charles Jenkins

Though large herds of deer do much harm to the neighbourhood, yet the injury to the morals of the people is of more moment than the loss of their crops. — Gilbert White

Until the Donkey tried to clear The Fence, he thought himself a Deer. — Arthur Guiterman

I don’t have to take a trip around the world or be on a yacht in the Mediterranean to have happiness. I can find it in the little things, like looking out into my backyard and seeing deer in the fields. — Queen Latifah

He’s 6-foot-4, runs like a deer and can jump like Kobe Bryant. — Rodney Harrison

We’re still in good shape with the numbers. When we put out as many deer hunting tags as we do, and when we have as many opportunities for hunters as we do, we’re still below the national average of 5.4 incidents per 100,000 hunters. — Rod Slings

To be honest, when you’re young and you watch The Deer Hunter for the first time, that’s when you’re like, That’s what I want to do. — Donal Logue

The deer ran frantically through the living room, kitchen and hallway, leaving behind a large amount of blood throughout the house. — Pat Joyner

I felt like a deer with a hundred hunters after me. — Deion Sanders

I was a deer in the headlights two years ago. I couldn’t find any rhythm at all. I was too busy paying attention to him and not enough to what I was doing. And I wasn’t enjoying the day. — Arron Oberholser

I actually started when I was 12 years old, that’s when my home state of Alabama made it legal to hunt deer one month earlier with bow and arrow and firearm, and as far as exhibition shooting what got me started was that a friend of mine had an archery shop and asked me since I used long bow, which was very unusual at the time to come down and do some exhibition, — Byron Ferguson

Based on the fact we sold more than 34,000 more licenses than the year before, we believe we have had a record number of deer killed. — Willie Suchy

Let me tell you something. That first game, they’re going to be like a deer (in headlights), no matter what you do or how you calm them down. I remember the same way myself when I played. You can talk about it all you want to, but when you run out of that gate and that crowd starts yelling, it ain’t high school any more, It’s a whole different deal. — Sylvester Croom

Maybe we can even finish the story of white deer and its sad ending and read it to children. It wouldn’t be real happy, but it’s reality. — Janice Stephenson

That cold spell last week seemed to get a lot of deer out and moving around. I was bow-hunting last weekend near Julian and saw 20 deer, including a couple bucks. It should be a good opener. — Scott Cannon

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It depends on how he comes in and adapts, … We have a history here and don’t like to rush kids. We like to let them mature at their own pace. This will be his first training camp. Some, they’re like a deer caught in the headlights. Others come in and grab the bull by the horn. — Jim Nill

Magnolia reminds me a lot of Deer Park. There are good, hard-working kids. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to coach them. — Ron Lynch

Maybe if you’re on the highway, you could hit a deer and fuel your car, or you could use leftovers from deer season. — Bob Hoffman

like a deer in the headlights, frozen in real time and I’m losing my mind, it’s time to move on — Tom Petty

We knew we had to win this one tonight. We had to win three games in a row to get to this position. We had to beat Dominican and Brown Deer to get to tonight. Now it’s back in our hands and it’s up to us to finish it off. — Tim Reuter

Why do so many children love the idea of being snowed in or shipwrecked, of having to survive on one’s own? When I was a child, I was no exception. I wanted to hunt with a bow and arrow like the Stone Age people: to skin deer and build my own shelter. And I desperately wanted a wolf. As we lived in London, my options were limited. — Michelle Paver

When I found the skull in the woods, the first thing I did was call the police. But then I got curious about it. I picked it up, and started wondering who this person was, and why he had deer horns. — Jack Handy

My God would find this morally reprehensible to kill these deer because they eat someone’s rosebuds. — Renee Taylor

There is just a horrendous deer population in that area. We saw 30 deer every day. — Ron Lind

I encourage hunters to acquire and fill their antlerless deer tags and donate the game to this program, … You will help the state manage wildlife populations and, at the same time, provide a charitable service. — Jeff Olson

I am anticipating a pretty rough year. I talked to a landowner this morning who is trying to shoot as many deer as he can to get his numbers lower. — M. Wolfe

Hunters in this stage are always learning new techniques and improving their skills in an effort to become better hunters. They tend to be more focused on one targeted species and spend countless hours in the field. They are usually more interested in applying management and harvest techniques, such as intensive fertilization of forage crops or limiting the buck harvest in a deer herd to improve age structure and antler production. — Daniel Toole

Whether you look at it from the fair chase issue and say it’s not fair to be able to take a farmed animal and kill it – we don’t call it hunting – whether you disapprove of that or are afraid for the deer population as a whole because of disease or are just concerned about the integrity of our hunting heritage, people better go talk to their legislators. — Mark Johnson

Believe it or not, the biggest obstacle for a business owner with any size business is the internal response to the question – ‘Now what?’ Often this question is followed by a – deer in the headlights – response, which is then followed by stagnation. Following stagnation comes fear. — Darren L Johnson

I was in my tree stand sitting on the edge of a cornfield about 6:30 p.m. when two deer walked out, — Brad Anderson

I think this is ridiculous. It’s their responsibility. Last month they told us if we called immediately they would pick up the deer and now they’re telling our residents it was only a courtesy. — Chuck D.

I think we all care just as much about our coal miners as we do our deer and turkey. — Steve Earle

It almost looks like this may have traveled down the highway corridors. The roads go through little valleys and there are quite a few deer that go down into the farm fields in the winter for better food. The hypothesis is that the syndrome seems to have traveled down the highway corridors, where the deer population is concentrated, to the coast. — Doug Cottam

There is a road that turning always / Cuts off the country of Again. / Archers stand there on every side / And as it runs Time’s deer is slain, / And lies where it has lain. — Edwin Muir

We’re kind of frustrated because the Kent County deer were taken to a landfill before we could test them. — Steve Schmidt

I think it’s going to be a little bit easier for Johnny. He’s coming over from Boston. I think he has already been through it. He’s not going to have the deer in the headlights (look), where I came over from Oakland and the media outweighs the players. — Jason Giambi

We saw a lot of fawns, and the deer from last year will probably do well. Our concern when we see a prolonged dry period is the ability of moms to raise fawns. Both white tail and mule deer commonly have twins. The energy demand of twins is very, very high. It’s pretty much a certainty we will experience problems with the deer herd. — Jim DeVos

Since the plans were written in 2001, Utah has lost some of its winter ranges, and we’ve learned that some of the winter ranges we have can’t support the number of deer that we first thought they could. — Craig McLaughlin

If I own a large part of Scotland, I can turn the people off the land practically into the sea or across the sea. I can take women in child-bearing and throw them into the snow and leave them there. That has been done. I can do it for no better reason than I think it is better to shoot deer on the land than allow people to live on it. — George Bernard Shaw

License buyers have asked for – and we attempted to provide – more advance notice of season dates to help them select their vacation days. However, since deer harvest data will not be available until mid-March and bear and wild turkey harvest results were just made available, the Board and staff concluded more time was needed before taking final action on the 2006-07 seasons and bag limits. — Carl Roe

St. Catherine’s outplayed us. We were prepared at practice and just did not play very well tonight. For whatever reason, we looked like a deer in headlights. — Rob Domagalski

Everything pales in comparison to deer. — Bill Vaughan

He was an amazing man. He got me my first coaching job at Deer Park Junior High in 1991. He was a respected, loved man. — Chris Gross

We’re all sort of like deer in the headlights, a little bit shocked and in awe, but at the same time we know we have to accomplish a mission. — Mack Strong

I had one of the most outdoorsy childhoods you could imagine. I basically lived in the woods until I was 13. My dad and I built a huge treehouse in our backyard in Chesterfield, about 30 feet in the air. And we’d vacation on an island in Michigan, where I hunted a deer that we ate. — Gabriel Basso

I don’t have my own garden; we’re on shale and in the woods. And if I did have a garden, the deer and chipmunks and squirrels and bears would eat everything anyway. — Ruth Reichl

The Deer don’t dineWhen a Wolf’s about,And the PorcupineSticks his quill-points out. — Arthur Guiterman

The populations are so large it’s taken a couple of gathers to get down to our target numbers. We don’t want to do any further damage to the habitat they’re in. The area is critical elk, deer and antelope winter range. — Alan Shepherd

The reason I wrote the book is that I have made many mistakes (in my deer hunting experiences). I want to save people from making all of those mistakes I did. — Brad Herndon

There is something going on constantly. Our season starts on Sept. 1 with upland game and dove hunting. Then, on the first of October, the archery deer season begins, which runs through middle of November. After that, we still have the upland game season going until the end of April. So, some days get pretty busy. — David Dow

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