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Home Range of Whitetail Deer

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Understanding Deer Movement

Whitetail Deer • Mossy Oak University, Season 1, Episode 4 – 2m 18s

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  • Home Range of Whitetail Deer

    Dr. Bronson Strickland, co-director of the Mississippi State University deer lab, discusses the typical home range of a whitetail deer. A deer at the beginning of its life typically disperses away from its birthed area and establishes its home range elsewhere. Once the home range has been establi...

  • 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...