Deer biology

Springtime Struggles for White-tailed Deer

No matter the region, winter is an extremely stressful time for whitetails — even in the South. But while most of us think of January or February as being the most difficult months for deer — March is often the most stressful time of year.

Signpost Science: How to Unravel a Buck’s Rub Line

Here’s an in-depth look at what years of scientific research have revealed about buck rubs: The rut’s most visible signpost. A mature buck in rut, deprived of favorable tree stems for rubbing, will rub just about any type and size of tree — even fence posts and utility poles. However, scientific...

Studies Reveal 5 Surprising Habits of Mature Bucks

White-tailed deer hunting has evolved over the years in a multitude of ways: our tools, goals and strategies for hunting are far different today than they were 30 years ago. The advent of game cameras and their rapid growth in popularity has been a major contributor to this evolution. Hunters today...