Did This Buck Have a Brain Abscess?

As a graduate student currently studying white-tailed deer at the University of Georgia Deer Lab, I am amazed at how many opportunities I get to learn something new from colleagues, coworkers and friends who are all interested in deer. You may remember from my previous articles that my graduate project involves looking at the effects …

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Can We Prevent EHD?

How to Detect and Report EHD in DeerEHD is already striking. Are you keeping an eye out for deer hit by the virus? Our video explains how to look for an outbreak where you hunt and what to do if you find sick or dead deer. Posted by The Quality Deer Management Association on Tuesday, …

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Where Has That Darn Buck Gone?

As part of a research project funded by the Georgia Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration, Jim Stickles, a graduate student at the University of Georgia Deer Lab, and undergraduates Swanny Evans and Chad Jenkins, captured nine adult bucks, five yearling bucks, nine adult does and two yearling does from properties in Morgan …

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Causes of Early Antler Casting

Every year starting in December, QDMA begins to receive sporadic reports of bucks dropping their antlers earlier than normal. These reports seem to be more common in some years, or more concentrated in specific regions, and sometimes hunting season is still open when these reports occur. It’s unpleasant to think you might mistake an early …

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Can Deer See Blaze Orange?

It’s a question as old as blaze-orange vests and caps. Hunters worry that their required safety-orange apparel will give them away to the sharp eyes of deer. After much research into deer vision capabilities and the physical structure of deer eyes, University of Georgia researchers Dr. Karl V. Miller and Dr. Gino D’Angelo wrote an …

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