Biology and Behavior

Understanding deer biology and behavior can help make you a better deer hunter.  View our articles on deer behavior and better understand the wild deer.

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 Field Dressing Your Trophy For The Taxidermist
For those hunters privileged enough to harvest a once in a lifetime trophy animal, taking the proper steps after the animal is down, could mean the di...

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17
 Understanding Deer Deer Droppings - Scouting Deer Part 3
Our previous two articles discussed reading deer sign for "tracks," and reading deer sign for "scrapes and rubs." This article will talk about reading...

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14
 Deer Scrapes & Rubs - Reading Deer Sign Part 2
Part II of our series of three articles regarding how to read deer sign, focuses on "scrapes & rubs." Deer "scrape" the ground with their hooves- ...

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Understanding Deer Tracks- Scouting Deer Part 1
Because of the complexity of reading deer sign, we're going to do a series of three articles. The first is "tracks," the second will be "rubs and scra...

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How To Age A Whitetail In The Woods
If your goal is to shoot big bucks, you have to pass on younger bucks.  In many states, filling a buck tag essentially puts an end to any opportu...

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Tracking A Wounded Deer
By Chris Larsen No matter how hard we try to make responsible and ethical shots, there are times when blood trailing a deer is necessary. &nb...

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Does Killing Deer Affect Stand Sites?
The rut is heating up throughout much of whitetail range.  I hear a lot of hunters say the only thing they are going to pull an arrow on this tim...

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Pattern Deer like a Biologist
By Jim Stickles, Associate Wildlife Biologist ® I’m going to share with you one of the most valuable tools you can add to your hunting arse...

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Citizen Science: Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD)
By Jim Stickles, Associate Wildlife Biologist ®  As a biologist, I recognized the potential for Big Game Logic (BGL) to be used for a wide r...

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