Cold and temperate forests, hills, and mountains
Solitary bull, bachelor group (2–8 males), or herd
|Sources: Monster Guide Web Supplement, 22|
Stags are beasts, a type of deer. They are large animals, taller than humans, and have antlers. Most stags are neutral when approached. Despite being herbivores, they are tough, fast, and territorial, and can provide a challenge for any hunter.
Stags are common in forested areas throughout Azeroth. They are targets for humanoid hunters and natural predators like wolves, but their mighty antlers and ferocity make them difficult prey. Stags avoid conflict, but can be aggressive in larger groups or when startled.
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In the RPG
They are particularly aggressive during mating season in the fall, and only at this time are they commonly found with females.
- Ancient Stags can be found in the Dread Wastes.
- Antlered and Great Coursers can be found in the Stonetalon Mountains.
- Anxious Does, Fleeing Stags, Fleeing Does, Hyjal Stag and Injured Fawn can be found on the Mount Hyjal.
- Brown Stags can be found in Gilneas.
- Darkshore Stags, Whitetail Stags and Whitetail Does can be found in Darkshore.
- Dappled Stags can be found in the Crystalsong Forest.
- Elder Shadowhorn Stags, Shadowhorn Stags and Wild Bucks can be found in Ashenvale.
- Hill Stags and fawns can be found in Hillsbrad Foothills.
- Mosshoof Coursers and Weakened Mosshoof Stag can be found in Azshara ; Mosshoof Runners and Mosshoof Stags are extinct.
- Moongraze Stags and bucks can be found on the Azuremyst Isle.
- Painted Stags can be found in the Townlong Steppes.
- Sharphorn Stags and Felrot Coursers can be found in Feralas.
- Silvercoat Stags and Tallhorn Stags can be found in Grizzly Hills.
- Silverhorn Stags, yearlings and calfs can be found in the Jade Forest.
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- Tawnyhide Stags, Tawnhyhide Does, Tawnyhide Fawns, Wilderland Stags and Wilderland Does can be found in the Valley of the Four Winds.
- Tirisfal Stags does and fawns can be found into the Whispering Forest at Tirisfal Glades.
- Winterhorn Stags can be found in Winterspring.
In Warcraft III
As a hunter pet
Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Members of the stag family are now tamable as hunter pets.