White-Tailed Deer Program
Contact: Marcus Johnson, 731-689-5696
In observance of the Christmas holiday season, Shiloh National Military Park will host a special natural history program on deer, Superintendent Woody Harrell announced today. Deer (particularly reindeer) are an icon of the holiday season, and this month is a perfect time to learn more about the lives of these mammals. This one hour program will discuss the seasonal life cycle and behavior of one of the most commonly observed animals on the continent: the white-tailed deer. The program, which will start at the Shiloh Visitor Center with a short introduction on deer ecology, will conclude outdoors as participants will take a caravan drive to observe deer inhabiting the battlefield.
These programs are scheduled for Saturday evening, December 22nd at 4:00 p.m., and again on Sunday morning, December 23rd at 7:30 a.m. Participants are encouraged to arrive at least 5 minutes prior to the start of each program. There will be no fee charged to attend the deer programs. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars and cameras, and will need to dress according to weather conditions. Those interested in participating need to contact the Shiloh Battlefield Visitor Center at (731) 689-5696 to sign up to attend one of the programs.
Did You Know?
The Battle of Shiloh produced (officially) 23,746 casualties out of 109,784 men engaged. The first large scale battle of the war, Shiloh's horrific casualty list took the North and South by surprise.