Can You Tell Bucks From Does by Their Droppings? Plus Other Deer Dung Data
Jun 28, 2023Kip Adams
Can you tell a whitetail buck from a doe by the shape or size of deer droppings? How many times a day does a deer poop? Great questions. The sex thing works for turkeys. Gobbler…
Why Are These 3 Whitetail Bucks So Different in Size?
Jun 8, 2022Moriah Boggess
“He’s a good buck for the area.” My guess is you have heard this phrase many times and may have even said it yourself. It’s a well-intentioned congratulatory statement to someone who has taken an…
Deer Diet Breakdown: What Do Deer Eat?
Mar 30, 2022Matt Ross
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…
What to Feed Deer in Winter | And What NOT to Feed!
Mar 24, 2022Lindsay Thomas Jr.
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…
Which Deer Visit Feeders and When? New Research is Out
Sep 11, 2019Lindsay Thomas Jr.
When Georgia first legalized hunting deer over bait in the southern half of the state in 2011, my dad felt compelled to install corn feeders on our family farm simply to compete with the expected…
NDA’s Guide to Summer Food Plots
Mar 20, 2019Lindsay Thomas Jr.
It’s time to plant and manage summer food plots! Here is a quick guide to all the useful information available on the NDA website to help you decide what to plant, and how to…
Help Deer Refuel After the Rut
Dec 4, 2018Dave Edwards
Bucks expend a great deal of energy during the fall preparing for and participating in the rut. Depending on the buck:doe ratio, activities like scraping, rubbing, fighting, seeking and chasing can stretch over weeks or…
What Should I Plant in My Food Plot?
Jan 9, 2017Brian Grossman
One of the most common questions we get on social media and through our website goes something like this: “I have X acres where I hunt to plant a food plot. What should I plant?”…
Food Plot Species Profile: Iron Clay Cowpeas
May 2, 2014Ryan Basinger
Iron-clay cowpeas are one of my all-time favorite summer forages for deer. I have probably planted more acres in cowpeas during summer than any other species. Cowpeas are relatively inexpensive, easy to establish and manage,…
Red Oaks are Important in Deer Nutrition
Mar 27, 2013Lindsay Thomas Jr.
Start talking about planting trees for wildlife and the first question asked is bound to be: “Which tree species is best for me to plant?” Many people are hoping to hear there is one almighty…