What Causes Deer Food Impactions?

Sep 19, 2018 Lindsay Thomas Jr.

Grotesque facial swelling on a deer, known as a food impaction and sometimes also called “lumpy jaw,” is one of the weirdest sights a deer hunter can encounter on their trail-camera images or in person…

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What is Wrong With This Strange Buck?

Sep 30, 2015 Lindsay Thomas Jr.

We’ve received photos of some extremely weird deer at QDMA, but the ones I got this week from my friend Ryan Basinger in Alabama deserve a place in the Hall of Strange. Here was a…

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Can Ticks Kill Fawns?

Jun 9, 2015 Anthony Harris

A Missouri fawn photographed on June 1 by Sam Leatherman is a reminder of the impacts parasites can have on deer. The fawn can only be a few days old, yet its eyes and ears…

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10 Weird Parasites that Live Inside Deer

Oct 20, 2014 Lindsay Thomas Jr.

You may not want to know what I’m about to tell you: Whitetails are virtual school buses for parasites. They are packed from nose to tail with mucus-covered lifeforms. The good news is these parasites…

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