Whitetails are the most studied – and hunted – wildlife species in North America. The National Deer Association helps fund scientific research that can help you be a more effective hunter and deer manager, and we’ll share the latest knowledge with our members.

Should You Shoot a Deer Wearing a Tracking Collar?

Our knowledge of deer behavior and biology, and our ability to hunt and manage deer effectively, expands all the time thanks to the remote tracking collar. You’ve seen their movements as dots on a satellite map of far-away locations. But what if a deer wearing one of them stepped out of spreadsheet data into the food …

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CWD Roundup – September 2021

CWD Roundup is the National Deer Association’s (NDA) bi-monthly update on all things chronic wasting disease (CWD). We’ll provide the latest updates on CWD spread, research and policy from across North America. Updates are provided alphabetically by state and province. Upcoming Hunting Season Updates A general trend that we’ve seen over the last two months …

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It Takes Guts to Look: This Indiana Buck is Inside Out

Deer seem to have a knack for getting themselves into unfortunate pickles, from broken antler pedicles to missing legs, warts, pneumonia, and more. The whitetail’s talent for blatantly throwing up a middle finger to all the injuries and diseases it encounters while still trucking on makes this animal a crowd favorite. As a professional deer …

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Why Are Bucks in Front of Everyone’s Cameras But Yours?

The parade of social-media bucks is underway. Every day now, more trail-cameras are appearing in the woods, and so are the photos they capture, especially big bucks in velvet and big bachelor groups of bucks that posed for a squad photo. For example, Brian Grossman posted new photos of a really nice public-land buck he …

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