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.
Timing the “drip rut” of the Southern whitetail breeding season differs from the Midwest and Northern predictions, but these suggestions can help you decide when to be in the stand.
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...
Whitetail deer use many methods of communication, but their ability to detect chemical signals from other deer might be the strongest of their senses.
For better hunting success during deer season, it’s critical to understand the role that does play during the process of mate selection known as the rut.
Research reveals how forest cover influences the annual movement of young white-tailed bucks when they disperse from their initial home area and relocate.
While most white-tailed bucks have somewhat symmetrical antlers, an injury to one of the deer's extremities can drastically throw them out of balance.
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...