what is the state mammal of arkansas?

The white-tailed deer has been the state animal of Arkansas since 1966.

The white-tailed deer is classified as a game animal in most states and provinces, where hunting them is legal except when used as pest management, during the close season, or for certain protected species to keep populations in balance. The adult can weight up to 300 pounds, with males carrying large antlers which are shed each year prior to winter for reabsorption of nutrients into muscle tissue. Females typically weigh around 150 pounds and lack antlers, instead bearing two tusk like structures called ‘coronoids’.