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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Whitetail Freaks Part 2: Hermaphrodites

Here is another bizarre instance of a buck’s genetic wiring gone awry. This lucky hunter shot a truly once-in-a-lifetime deer, but what is it? That’s a good question; one that we can only speculate on when trying to answer it. The photo has been all over the Web, and was recently posted on Facebook...

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Daily Updates from Deer Study Group

    SANDESTIN, Fla. – Put some of the top whitetail deer biologists, managers, researchers and enthusiasts together with a little sand, sun and probably a boatload of seafood, and you’ll have the 2012 Southeast Deer Study Group conference in your sights. By Alan Clemons On Monday and Tuesday, biologists, land managers, researchers, students...

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Whitetail Freaks: A Truly Giant Buck

Saw this one today on the Facebook page of fellow whitetail fanatic David Gendreau. It is unusual, but not uncommon in the whitetail world. In short, this is what is known as a “cactus buck.” This condition dates back many decades in whitetails. In fact, one of the first person to document these weird...

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QDMA Urges Hunters to Oppose Deer Farms

The Georgia-based Quality Deer Management Association is urging hunters in seven states to oppose the expansion of the deer-breeding industry, which the organization perceives as a growing threat to wild deer and the deer-hunting heritage. Legislation designed to loosen or dismantle regulatory barriers to white-tailed deer breeding and farming is being considered in Georgia,...

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Big Bucks, Shed Antlers & Turkey Hunting

  Have you ever asked yourself this question while scouting in the winter or looking for shed antlers in spring: Can deer tracks reveal the sex of an individual deer? Hunters often disagree about whether it’s possible to identify a deer’s sex by looking at its tracks. However, some experienced hunters believe it is...

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Huge Deer Survived Nasty Fight

  Deer truly are built to survive. Take this 4-1/2-year-old Alabama buck that I shot last week as an example. When the deer appeared in the food plot before me, he appeared to be the picture of good health. He was thick, muscled, and strutted like the king of the woods. Little did I...

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Can Deer Really Hear Better than Humans?

Because deer have rather large ears, it makes sense that they can hear better than humans, right? Or can they? Many hunters assume that because deer have ears three times bigger than ours they can probably hear three times better. Some unpublished data from Art Stattleman of the University of Georgia tried to quantify...