Understanding the Sociobiological Factors of…WHITETAILS

Visual signals expressed through body language play an important role in establishing social bonds and in aggressive behavior among whitetails…   by John Ozoga November 01, 2017 Even we humans can relate to, and differentiate, the intents involved in...

Scent-marking by bucks in velvet

A SILENT LANGUAGE   by John Ozoga July 01, 2017 The whitetail’s keen sense of smell serves in finding food, detecting predators, social communication, reproductive behavior, and probably a good many other things we humans don’t fully understand. Deer...

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...