deer behavior

Don Higgins

What’s the Secret For Late Season Whitetail Magic?

I smiled when I saw the small group of deer headed for the plot of standing corn. I had been debating my friend Todd Hewing about what was the best late-season food-plot crop for whitetails. Todd argued that soybeans are the ticket, but I would hear none of it. Common sense — and all...

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Are You Ready for Some Whitetails?

Featuring top experts discussing white-tailed deer, their habitat and their behavior, Deer & Deer Hunting TV returns this year for its ninth season. Veteran researcher and hunter Charles Alsheimer, big buck hunter Steve Bartylla, D&DH editor Dan Schmidt and others will provide keen insight as the program reaches its 100th episode — the benchmark...

Charlie Alsheimer

Charlie Alsheimer’s Insights on Deer Behavior

Veteran hunter and researcher Charlie Alsheimer has observed white-tailed deer for more than 40 years, and some of his findings are interesting. He’s watched deer from birth to death, seeing the behaviors, interactions and more. Check out his insights on the latest Deer Talk Now to learn more about our favorite game animal.

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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...