whitetail deer

Deer Swimming across slough

Stroke! Stroke! Big Bucks Lead Herd of Swimming Deer

Did you know that deer can swim and are pretty doggone good at it? It seems strange that a long-legged deer with cloven hooves could easily swim and maneuver in water, but they can. Even big bucks, like the ones leading this herd of deer across a slough in Alabama in 2014. Deer that...

Deer fawn  photo by Todd Schneider GaDNR

That Deer’s not Orphaned, so Just Leave it Alone

It’s the time of year when state wildlife agencies start sending out press releases about “orphaned” fawns and wildlife as reminders to leave them alone. It’s not a bad idea to do that, either. Too many folks with the bleeding-heart Disney Bambi Complex think they need to “save” everything cute and furry, including white-tailed...

Biologists are tracking movements by deer trapped and outfitted with GPS collars. The five-year study will help guide white-tailed deer management in Missouri. Photo courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation

What Will Tracking Collars Reveal about these Deer?

A lot of deer hunters through the years have wondered where deer go after they see them a few times on game cameras in summer or during the season when they see one a few times. We joke around about them hiding until after the season ends or running to the next county because...

Deer Crossing

Police Stop Traffic as Deer Dash Across Highway

How many times have we ever considered slowing down because of a road sign that says “Deer Crossing” and kept speeding on without a second thought? Probably more than we realize. We’re inundated daily with signs, billboards, lights, noise, commercials, advertisements (Hey, click here for a cool gizmo!) and so it all blurs together....

Deer Tangled cut loose by Texas game warden

Two Bucks, One Warden: A Little Work and a Good Deed

Every so often we’ll run across a good video of two bucks that have gotten their antlers tangled, but this latest video is a doozy. Rarely do you see two bucks tangled up, pretty much looking at each other and then unable to figure out what to do. It’s a tug-of-war! Posted online by...

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Deer Importation Lands Trio in Hot Water With Feds

Importing deer illegally is a no-no in many states, with wildlife agencies prohibiting the movement of deer for fear of introduction of diseases among the main reasons for the laws. That doesn’t stop some people from moving deer from one state to another, though. With the number of high fence breeding and preserve operations...