Hunting and Fishing Glossary

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Nasal gland
Gland in deer located just inside the nostrils, primarily used for lubrication.

Natal stream
Stream of birth.

Nautical Mile
One minute of latitude; approximately 6076 feet - about 1/8 longer than the statute mile of 5280 feet.

The end piece on an arrow shaft used to hold the arrow to the bowstring before a shot is made.

Nocturnal means activity during nighttime hours.The reason why deer can move around in the dark is because they see well at night. There is a membrane at the back of the eye that specially filters light, allowing them keen vision in low lighted areas.

Antlers that have abnormal, unusually occuring points that are not found on the typical deers rack.

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