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Three-Legged Whitetail Deer Born That Way Or Deformed By Injury?

Nature offers some glimpses of strange things in the woods, and a three-legged whitetail deer definitely fits in that category. John Fouracre of central Massachusetts contacted us a few weeks ago with some game camera photos of this three-legged deer. He’d never seen it before and didn’t know anything about it, other than what...

Spring is the Key to Deer Nutrition

At the end of winter, as day length increases, the whitetail’s physiology and behavior change markedly. Deer become much more active in March, and, given the opportunity, increase food consumption. The rise in activity is presumably associated with an increase in thyroid function and rising metabolism. This springtime increase in deer activity typically occurs...