Whitetail Deer Biology

When you discover signs of deer in a specific location do you ask why it's there? You should. Learning why deer are in a specific area is critical to understanding how to hunt them. Steve Bartylla​ explains how this is a superb hunting tactic in this episode of Hunt 'em Big.

Learn how and why bucks disperse from their home range in this episode of Deer Talk Now from Deer & Deer Hunting. Dan Schmidt explains factors that contribute to this annual behavior of whitetail bucks. In the product spotlight, we take a look at a new scent dripper from Wildlife Research Center.

Social stress is a big deal in the world of whitetails. Bucks, especially during the rut, constantly jockey for position on the ladder of social hierarchy. Learn more in this full episode of Deer & Deer Hunting TV.

Where did that buck come from when it "shows up out of nowhere" and surprises a hunter? It didn't just materialize out of thin air, of course. Steve Bartylla explains this fascinating part of deer biology — use of home range and core areas — in greater detail in this episode of Grow 'em Big.

In this full episode of Deer & Deer Hunting TV, you'll learn why sex, food and security are so important to whitetail deer, as well as how to turn the tables to your advantage for better deer hunting.

If you want to keep ticks off you while you're deer hunting, use these proven tips from Deer & Deer Hunting's Dan Schmidt. This information includes the best ways to prevent ticks from attaching to your skin during scouting, hunting and other outdoors activities.

Can you guess the #1 factor that affects white-tailed deer and how they flourish on the landscape? Deer & Deer Hunting's Dan Schmidt explains how deer herd dynamics, population strategies and hunting tactics work to help shape the whitetail society.

Learning how to hunt pressured deer will not only make you a more successful hunter, but also clue you in to critical pieces of whitetail biology.

Steve Bartylla takes you behind the scenes of his year-round deer management plans. You’ll learn how to remodel the deer woods without refinancing your house.

The best food for deer is similar in many ways to the best food for hunters (or people in general). Variety, nutrition, convenience and consistency all matter.