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...

How whitetails see you

by John Ozoga May 01, 2015 White-tailed deer are a prey species. Their sight, hearing, and sense of smell are especially adapted to evade predators, human hunters included. While the whitetail’s ability to hear and smell potential danger are probably most...

Precocious fawns grow to become superior adults

White-tailed Deer Are One Of The Most Prolific Deer Species On Earth   by John Ozoga October 01, 2014 White-tailed deer are one of the most prolific deer species on earth. Aside from being able to adapt to a wide variety habitat conditions and environmental...

DEATH IN THE DEERYARD

A Pathetically Slow Process!   by John Ozoga July 01, 2014 Some deer are likely to die from malnutrition on northern range each winter. However, at times the annual deer die-off has been staggering. The winter of 2013-14 will be one of those real deer-killers...