Charles Alsheimer Whitetails 365 Blog

The Charles Alsheimer Whitetails 365 blog is a look into the deer world that you’ll only get here at Deer & Deer Hunting. Learn what deer are doing in the real world, and see how they are changing with the seasons. The behavior insights alone will make you a better educated hunter, which will help you predict how deer will travel, bed and feed during the hunting season.

Alsheimer: The Whitetail’s Friendly Summer Is About To End

By Charles J. Alsheimer Don’t expect to see scenes like the one exhibited in the accompanying photo much longer because the days of bachelor group behavior are numbered. Once early September arrives a buck’s testosterone level begins to rise, triggering the start of a host of rutting behaviors. From this point on bucks will...

Alsheimer: Mature Bucks Buddy-Up All Summer

By Charles J. Alsheimer Bachelor group behavior of white-tailed deer can be fascinating during the summer months. I took the accompanying photo on Aug. 10 and it illustrates how bucks “buddy-up” during the lazy days of summer. During this time they will groom each other, and feed and bed together. Though researchers...

Alsheimer: The Final Stages of Deer Antler Growth

By Charles J. Alsheimer This is the fourth and final segment showing the antler growth of a specific 150-class buck. I took this photo on July 31 and it illustrates the growth that has taken place since July 4. For all practical purposes his antler growth is now complete, and is a...

Alsheimer: Developing Fawns Grow More Independent

By Charles J. Alsheimer Whitetail bucks aren’t the only ones growing by leaps and bounds during the warm summer months. By the time a fawn enters its second month of life it begins transitioning toward adulthood. At six to eight weeks of age fawns have become much more mobile and independent than...