Does CWD drive whitetail population decline?

by John Ozoga March 01, 2017 Currently, there is no treatment for CWD, and no sure way of diagnosing it based on appearance or observable behavior in live animals during early stages of infection. And, there seems to be little agreement among the experts as how to...

WHITETAILS OF THE U.P.

Past, Present, And Questionable Future by John Ozoga December 01, 2016 White-tailed deer in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (U.P.) are on the decline and in serious trouble. If you hunted deer in this northern region during the 2015 rifle season you know what...

Antler regeneration

Cover Story – Antlers are the fastest-growing structures in the animal kingdom…   by John Ozoga July 01, 2016 Antlers are uniquely mammalian; they are the only appendages that annually replace themselves, and their phenomenal growth rate even...

The Adaptive Whitetail

by John Ozoga April 01, 2016 In the Northern Hemisphere, the white-tailed deer’s cyclic rhythms in physiology, metabolism, coat molt, reproduction, and general behavior are closely regulated by the changing amount of daylight, or “photoperiod.” The...

Declining deer numbers call for new management strategies

by John Ozoga September 01, 2015 Deer populations in North America are declining, probably most noticeably in the Upper Great Lakes region, Northeast and Southeast. Many factors are involved, but the primary reason is steadily decreasing newborn fawn survival rates...