For the past two years, NDA was proud to voluntarily coordinate and host the largest national gathering of deer researchers, the Southeast Deer Study Group meeting, to ensure its continuation despite the pandemic. It’s fortunate…
Do Whitetail Bucks Ever Mate With Their Own Doe Offspring?
Nov 16, 2022Lindsay Thomas Jr.
The whitetail rut is a frenzied scramble. Literally, that’s the biological term for the whitetail breeding strategy – “scramble competition” – because a buck’s success at breeding does is determined mostly by his ability to…
Bucks Are More Visible When Deer Hunters Harvest Does
Nov 9, 2022Ben Westfall
“If you shoot a bunch of does, you won’t see any bucks!” I have heard this phrase and its variations time and time again over my years as a deer hunter, land manager and biologist….
Are You Hunting The Average Buck or a Rule-Breaker?
Nov 2, 2022Brian Grossman
The NDA has long been known for providing its members and followers with the latest deer research and information. Over the years we’ve reported lots of data on deer biology, movement, how deer react to…
CWD Roundup – November 2022
Nov 1, 2022Torin Miller
CWD Roundup is the National Deer Association’s (NDA) bi-monthly update on all things chronic wasting disease (CWD). We’ll provide the latest updates on CWD spread, research and policy from across North America. Updates are provided…
7 Facts About Deer Vision Hunters Should See
Oct 26, 2022NDA Staff
As prey animals, deer are well equipped to detect and avoid predators, and one of their primary tools of defense is their vision. Deer hunters can be more successful when they understand the strengths and…
A Guide to Rubs and Scrapes, the Social Media of the Deer World
Oct 19, 2022Kip Adams
Whitetails don’t have cell phones or social media accounts, but they are far more social than most hunters realize. They surf the information highway at rubs and scrapes to stay in contact with locals as…
What We Learned From a Buck With No Eyes
Oct 12, 2022Lindsay Thomas Jr.
Deer scientists have known for decades about the powerful influence of light on deer behavior and physical characteristics like antler growth. Early theories about latitude affecting things like rut timing were close – but incorrect….
How to Hunt Food Plots: Maybe Don’t
Sep 21, 2022Lindsay Thomas Jr.
You worked hard to prepare that fall food plot, from filling the first soil-sample baggie to the final roll of the cultipacker, leaking drops of sweat onto the Earth the whole way. Now a green…
What Does a Deer With CWD Look Like?
Sep 14, 2022Lindsay Thomas Jr.
Can you tell if a deer has CWD just by looking at it? In this new video, NDA takes a look at several examples of wild deer in trail-camera and harvest photos to show you…