Land of Whitetail Examines Exceptions to Bergmann’s Rule

In 1847, German biologist Carl Bergmann illustrated a pattern in which larger-sized species of animals are typically found in colder environments, while species of a smaller size reside in warmer areas.

Anticosti Island is a destination for whitetail deer hunters and biologists studying Bergmann's Rule.

Anticosti Island is a destination for whitetail deer hunters and biologists studying Bergmann’s Rule.

Generally, white-tailed deer fall under this rule, but on this week’s Land of Whitetail, hunting experts look to prove that there are always exceptions to Bergmann’s Rule.

Land of Whitetail airs Saturday at 10 a.m. ET, only on the Pursuit Channel. 

What factors into an animal’s ability to grow larger or adapt to an environment? In this week’s all-new episode, the Land of Whitetail viewers will consider Bergmann’s Rule as cameras head to Anticosti Island to capture a hunt of the subspecies of white-tailed deer that inhabit the unique area. Tune in to discover how these deer are able to thrive in the hostile environment, both with and without human interaction.

Land of Whitetail airs on the Pursuit Channel Saturdays at 10 a.m. ET, with subsequent showings on Sunday at 6 a.m. ET and Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. ET.

Each episode of Land of Whitetail is produced to entertain while making you a better hunter. Learn strategies, deer behavior and equipment that focus on educated deer hunters of any skill level. From understanding food plot creation to proper shot placement, our seasoned pros will inform viewers on the how, why and what it takes to get close to that buck of a lifetime.

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