Deer & Deer Hunting Partners with Auburn University Deer Program

Research at the Auburn University Deer Lab in Alabama encompasses a wide variety of ideas that have helped biologists, conservationists and hunters for decades.

Research at the Auburn University Deer Lab in Alabama encompasses a wide variety of ideas that have helped biologists, conservationists and hunters for decades.

IOLA, Wis. — Deer & Deer Hunting, America’s first, exclusive whitetail hunting source, announces a new partnership with Auburn University’s School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences to provide deer enthusiasts with cutting-edge insights on white-tailed deer research, behavior and biology.

DDH LogoThe partnership will include year-round coverage in Deer & Deer Hunting Magazine, TV show and online videos. Founded in 1977 by the Stump Sitters Whitetail Study Group, Deer & Deer Hunting Magazine was America’s first whitetail-only publication. The TV show is entering its 12th season and airs on Sportsman Channel.

Auburn University has a long history of white-tailed deer research that has improved our understanding of these fascinating animals and their habitats. Auburn’s current deer research program is continuing this legacy through the many projects conducted at its esteemed 430-acre research facility located in Camp Hill, Ala., and on public and privately owned lands throughout the Southeast.

Auburn UniversityThe deer program attracts more than 30 students annually, including up to six graduate students, and is led by Prof. Stephen S. Ditchkoff.

The goals of the deer research program include conducting relevant research that improves current knowledge of the biology, ecology and management of white-tailed deer and their habitats.

“We are very excited to have this opportunity to share our research with D&DH readers,” Ditchkoff said. “Our hope is that we are able to give them a better understanding of white-tailed deer behavior that will ultimately make them more successful in their hunting efforts.”

Here is a video of one aspect of research:

“This partnership will not only benefit the education of every deer hunter in America, it will help all wildlife stewards,” said Daniel Schmidt, F+W Outdoors Content Director and D&DH Editor-in-Chief. “We could not hand-pick a better team of wildlife researchers than those at Auburn University in our goal to adhere to our 40-year effort of providing the most comprehensive and practical information on white-tailed deer to the public.”

Deer & Deer Hunting TV airs on Sportsman Channel Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings at 5:30 a.m. (EST) through June 30. Starting July 1, the show will air Saturdays at 12:30 p.m.

About Deer & Deer Hunting
Deer & Deer Hunting Magazine gives outdoor enthusiasts who hunt white-tailed deer must-know information, from deer behavior to rut predictions. The brand’s magazine success spawned Deer & Deer Hunting TV, which airs on Sportsman Channel; Destination Whitetail, also on Sportsman Channel; and Land of Whitetail aired on The Pursuit Channel. D&DH also produces groundbreaking software programs, numerous books and educational media. Visit for more information. Deer & Deer Hunting is an imprint of F+W, A Content + eCommerce Company. (

About the Auburn University School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences
The Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences is the region’s flagship program for forestry, wildlife, and natural resources and the backbone to Alabama’s $22 billion forestry and wildlife industry. Its mission is to create future professionals and leaders, to develop new knowledge and science based solutions, and share them with individuals, communities, and industries. More information about Auburn University’s Deer Lab research program can be found at

Media Contacts:
Daniel Schmidt
Content Director, Deer & Deer Hunting

Jamie Anderson, Communications and Marketing
Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences


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