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.

Charlie Alsheimer killed this great buck on Nov. 17 as it "dog-trotted" two does around a food plot.

The Northern Whitetail Rut: Where We Stand

  Rut prediction analysis and hunting tips for the remainder of the season. By Charles Alsheimer   I received an email two nights ago from Wayne Laroche (he’s hunting in northern Maine) asking for my assessment of this year’s rut — specifically he wanted to know if I thought the majority of the breeding...

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Tips for Hunting the Whitetail Deer Rut

Story by Bill Vaznis Let’s face the facts. The vast majority of whitetails are shot more or less by accident. Every couple of years or so, we real-world hunters get lucky and have a buck suddenly materialize under our tree stand or pop out in front of us as we walk nonchalantly back to...

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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...

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10 Tips for Better Bowhunting

Becoming a great whitetail hunter doesn’t require the intellect of a rocket scientist. It does, however, require that a hunter understands the animal, the environment it lives in, and how to execute a well-thought-out plan. By Charles Alsheimer What follows are 10 broad categories containing tips I’ve refined in my 40 years of bow-hunting...

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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Doe’s Defense Might Kill Its Fawn

Although a doe’s decoying tactics work to save many fawns, it is easy to understand why their decoying habits are also the reason many fawns are killed by predators. By Charles Alsheimer Quietly, I inched my way along a narrow brush-choked roadway that led to one of our farm’s food plots. When I was...

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An Unarmed Attitude Adjustment

We all know how antler cast effects the regal look of a whitetail buck. But does the loss of antlers cause an attitude adjustment? According to Deer & Deer Hunting’s whitetail behavior expert Charlie Alsheimer, the answer is yes. According to Alsheimer: When a buck casts his antlers, his testicles are still functioning, hormones...