This is a favorable dream, denoting pure and deep friendships for the young and a quiet and even life for the married.
To kill a deer, denotes that you will be hounded by enemies.
For farmers, or business people, to dream of hunting deer, denotes failure in their respective pursuits.
As like with most other animals, the deer in your dream may represent some aspect of your intuition or it may be a message from your unconscious.
In some parts of Asia, deer are considered to be conductors of soul and thus the robes of shamans are usually made out of deerskin.
The Indians of North and South America also gave deer a spiritually important role. They believed that the souls of men passed into deer at the time of death.
They also believed that a dying deer was a negative omen, which usually represented droughts that in turn foretold of very difficult times ahead.
In the modern world, we generally see deer as gentle forest animals.
Deer are characters in children’s stories and Santa Clause uses them to bring gifts to all.
Thus, the deer in your dream may be a symbol of gentle and helpful parts of your psyche. In order to understand the message of the dream, think about what situation in your life would benefit from gentleness and soul-fullness?