deer eyesight

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deer eyesight

Postby joethunt » Wed Sep 16, 2009 3:17 pm

hi  first time here ,,i would like to know if whitetail deer  can see  colors?

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RE: deer eyesight

Postby Patriot » Wed Sep 16, 2009 5:31 pm

Welcome to the forum.  If I recall correctly from one of the D&DH TV episodes, deer can see better in the yellow and blue spectrums, but not so easy in the green and orange spectrums.....something like that.
Others....does that sound correct?
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RE: deer eyesight

Postby buckhunter21 » Wed Sep 16, 2009 8:22 pm

The way I remember this is something I learned back in grade school.  Remember your neighbor ROY G BIV?  Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet.  Deer see the best in the back part of this spectrum.  They actually see blue, indigo, and violet very, very, well.  As far as the first, orange, yeller, and gree...Not so much.  That's why I don't get so bent out of shape by wearing blaze orange.  Lots of hunters try to minimize the amount of orange that they wear, thinking that the deer will see this bright color and run away.  This is wrong.  They don't see it at all hardly, and if you have colors that match, it'll blend into the environment for the most part. 
Great first question, and welcome to the forum!

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