Deer Behavior

Have you ever watched a deer from your stand and wondered, “Why do they do that?” Whitetails are fascinating creatures, and understanding the many facets of their behavior enhances this addicting pursuit. Learn all about deer behavior and biology from the top biologists in the country.

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Collared, Tagged Deer Are Fair Game

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is reminding hunters that they may harvest any of the more than 240 white-tailed deer currently marked with radio collars or any of the 200 or so deer marked with ear tags during the designated archery and gun-deer seasons. In return, researchers ask hunters who harvest these marked...

Mississippi Offering Deer Management Workshops

Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks and Mississippi State University are planning four workshops throughout the state to teach participants how to better manage their land for white-tailed deer. The workshops are in two-day sets, and participants may register for one or both days. Workshops will be held June 1 in Vicksburg at...

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Nugent Kicks Off New “Deer Talk Now” Web Show

IOLA, Wis. – Longtime hunter, outspoken conservationist and legendary rock star Ted Nugent will be the first guest on Wednesday’s inaugural “Deer Talk Now,” a live talk show about whitetail deer from Deer & Deer Hunting. Nugent has hunted for more than 50 years throughout the United States and Canada for whitetail deer, bear,...

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Auburn DeerLab, EcoDogs to Study Fawn Scent

Do newborn deer fawns have a scent? Long-held belief is they do not or if so, it’s minimal, giving them some protection until they’re at least a little bit older and can fend for themselves. But do we know for sure? Nope. That’s why Drs. Todd Steury, Craig Angle and Steve Ditchkoff along with...

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Avoid Missteps For Predator Success

I can still vividly recall the first coyotes I ever called. They appeared as a pair, charging hard across a huge expanse of open snow. I was lying in the middle of a field of winter wheat just behind the crest of a terrace, with no camo, no concealment and a borrowed rifle that...

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Give Feeders A Little Pre-Spring TLC

Spring is arriving in the Southeast in fits, with temperatures in the upper 70s and mild nights giving way to the occasional blast of chilly lows in the 30s or 40s. by Alan Clemons For our friends in the upper Midwest and Northeast, well, I can’t say we feel your pain. We don’t know...

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How Brain Abscesses Affect Big Bucks

Zombie whitetails aren’t the norm but occasionally one will have a problem with what biologists identify as a brain abscess and may indeed exhibit zombie-like traits. By Alan Clemons Chas Moore, Wildlife Biologist, with the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, recently wrote about the problem of brain abscesses. They’re seen most often...

Spring is the Key to Deer Nutrition

At the end of winter, as day length increases, the whitetail’s physiology and behavior change markedly. Deer become much more active in March, and, given the opportunity, increase food consumption. The rise in activity is presumably associated with an increase in thyroid function and rising metabolism. This springtime increase in deer activity typically occurs...

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Deer Rut Still Happening Down South

SANDESTIN, Fla. – A common discussion among many Southeast hunters focuses on the lengthy breeding period and rutting activity that sometimes occurs after the hunting seasons end. This topic led to much discussion during the first day of this year’s annual meeting of the Southeast Deer Study Group. by Alan Clemons Unlike Northern states...