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Home Range of Whitetail Deer

Whitetail Deer • Mossy Oak University, Season 1, Episode 5 – 1m 52s

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  • Does a New Moon Affect Deer Movement

    Dr. Bronson Strickland, co-director of the Mississippi State University Deer Lab, discusses the little impact a new moon has on deer movement. He says that there is little support for saying a deer moves more during the day when there is a new moon. The data continually backs up the idea that a d...

  • What Effect Does the Moon Phase Have ...

    There have been several theories proposed about how the moon affects deer movement. One revolves around moon position and suggests deer movement increases when the moon is directly overhead or underneath. These two periods, each of which occurs once each day, are termed major and minor peaks, res...

  • Does Moon Phase Affect Deer Movement ...

    One common theory suggests that moon phase can influence timing of the rut, and therefore peak activity periods. We know the onset of breeding season is influenced primarily by photoperiodism - changes in the amount of sunlight as the days grow shorter. This causes physiological processes in deer...