Sago palm aren't ever touched by deer. They are evergreen in the south, will come back after freezing if the roots don't freeze. They 'make babies' you split off with a shovel and replant. GREAT plant!
Sago Palm (Cycas Revoluta) - Zone 7b-11 Full Shade to Full Sun. Cold hardy. Slow growing-could take 70-100 years to reach maximum height of 7-10ft. This tree (a cycad-not a palm) is known to be among the oldest plants on earth, unchanged for millions of years. Moderate water, well drained soil.