whitetail biology

The Oldest Deer on Earth

Apr 20, 2022 Lindsay Thomas Jr.

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…

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This Strange Buck Was a Throwback to Extinct Whitetail Ancestors

Jun 12, 2019 Lindsay Thomas Jr.

Each one of us is the product of our ancestors, and more recent relatives have the greatest influence on who we are. But sometimes, through the weird acoustics of the sprawling genetic cave from which…

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A Look Inside Piebald Deer

Aug 24, 2017 Lindsay Thomas Jr.

Missy Runyan, a wildlife rehabilitator in Hunter, New York, responded to a call about a fawn in distress on May 24 of this year and found an almost completely white, piebald fawn with severe birth…

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Where Do Northern Deer Find Water in Winter?

Feb 7, 2017 Matt Ross

Follow Matt on Instagram. Winter Water Requirements of WhitetailsHow do northern whitetails quench their thirst in winter when all of the water is frozen? This was an #AskQDMA question we received from a QDMA member,…

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The Mysterious Bullwinkle Deer

Dec 31, 2013 Lindsay Thomas Jr.

Whitetails are hardened survivors. They thrive despite predators, highways, heat waves, blizzards, floods, drought and poachers with spotlights. They get hung in fences, fall down old wells, and crash through plate-glass windows. They snag their…

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The Hunter’s Guide to Deer Vision

Mar 15, 2012 NDA Staff

It’s happened to every bowhunter—a deer spots you for no apparent reason while perfectly concealed.  Was it your scent, your noise, your movement, or perhaps what you were wearing? While all hunters agree that deer…

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