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Plus 4 tips on what to do if a deer-vehicle collision is unavoidable.
Deer-vehicle collisions cause $3.6 billion in vehicle damage each year in the U.S., according to the Insurance Information Institute. Spring and fall are peak times for deer-related accidents....
Managing deer on your land is much harder if you don't know how many there are
I see a lot of deer in a field near my house. I’ve counted them as a herd, and have seen as many as a dozen at a time. This is by no means an accurate assessment of the numbers in our area....
Deer are unpredictable so be ready for them
A couple of years ago my son’s friend hit a deer. Fortunately, Lucas wasn’t hurt, but the front end of his car wasn’t so lucky. As deer move between their bedding and feeding...
If you want a food plot for deer, offer them forage soybeans
I see deer out in the soybean fields all the time. They love to eat young soybean plants, and farmers hate that. But if you are planting a food plot for deer, you can't go wrong with forage...
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Prevent a tree stand accident this hunting season with these safety tips.
Antler production involves nutrition of the animals, their age, and genetics
A majestic buck is truly a beautiful sight to see. Steve Demarais is a wildlife biologist at Mississippi State University. He says whitetail deer max out on antler growth when they're 5- to 6-...
Give birds and other wild things a drink
I have a birdbath that I keep filled with water year-round. I’m rewarded with all kinds of birds coming to my back yard. Even squirrels enjoy a drink. Larger wildlife, such as deer, would also...
Protect your trees and landscape plants from becoming a deer buffet
When winter makes it hard to find food, deer will zero in on your trees and landscaping. They’re creatures of habit so they’ll come back again and again, and may even bring their friends...
Summer heat and drought are prime conditions for midge flies to make the deer sick
A tiny midge fly is biting deer and infecting the animals with a virus that causes hemorrhagic disease. Emily Flinn is a resource scientist with the Missouri Department of Conservation. She says...