The Oldest Deer on Earth

There’s a good reason we admire whitetails so much. Why we write about, paint and photograph them, hang them on our walls, and spend all year waiting for the day we can rise early and go see if we can outwit them. Why we prize venison among the most sublime and desirable meats. Why we …

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9 CWD Commenters We Can Ignore

Despite the continual advancement of internet technology, we’ve failed to improve one particular area of websites and social media. Like a forest full of noxious invasive plants, “comments” remain a polluted ecosystem overrun by trolls, know-it-alls, bullies, bots, conspiracy theorists and other toxic personality types. They post their hot takes where all of us can …

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Deer Diet Breakdown: What Do Deer Eat?

White-tailed deer are absolute plant-eating machines, but understanding what foods they prefer to eat will vastly improve your knowledge and effectiveness in both managing and hunting them. A deer needs to consume about 6% to 8% of its body weight daily, from spring through fall, in green foliage and browse, to stay healthy. That’s a …

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What to Feed Deer in Winter | And What NOT to Feed!

This article was updated on March 24, 2022 The 30 most critical days for winter deer survival have a name, and it is March. Deer have a limited supply of fat reserves to carry them through winter. In fact, research at the University of New Hampshire showed that a healthy doe begins winter with a …

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Some Piebald Deer Suffer Fatal Deformities

Piebald deer are the result of a rare genetic trait that causes a mix of white hair patches among patches of the normal “brown” deer color. The genetic mutation causes these patches of skin to lack the specialized pigmented cells that give deer hair its color (In true albino deer, these pigment cells are present, …

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