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Spotted Recruitments

July 2, 2013

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 The Deer of the Future                       Few things in nature are more precious and delightful than the miracle of birth …                   especially so when the arrival is that of a spotted, whitetail fawn.  Like the blossoming of a delicate flower, which, without warning, suddenly bursts forth from its bud into full bloom, […]

Ask The Deer Tracker

February 26, 2013

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February   Editor’s note:  Anyone wishing to send a question for future Ask The Deer Tracker posts can e-mail it to, rgbernier@gmail.com     Q. – Do you think there’s correspondence between early signs of the rut, specifically rubs and scrapes, as they correlate to mature bucks? That is, do studies and/or your experience indicate […]

A Whitetail’s Depressed Winter Metabolism – Fact or Fiction?

February 12, 2013

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 (Part II of a 2 part series)   (The last post we looked at the hypothesis regarding a whitetail’s ability to reduce its metabolism and concluded with how researchers tested deer to either support or debunk this theory. We will now look at the results along with additional information regarding wintering whitetails and their incredible […]

A Whitetail’s Depressed Winter Metabolism – Fact or Fiction?

January 29, 2013

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 ( Part 1 of a 2 part series) Any way you slice it, the winter season for white-tailed deer is truly an endurance test. This is indeed a time when any miscalculation on their part will assuredly lead to certain demise. During winters fraught with deep snow and extremely low temperatures that extend for more […]

Carrots, Fluorescent Orange and A Whitetail’s Eye

August 21, 2012

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What can a deer really see? I’m not a big fan of fluorescent orange, in fact I really dislike it and only wear it where the law requires. For years I have held to the belief that by having to adorn this article of clothing my chances at a clever buck was somewhat compromised. I […]

Audubon – Would He Fit the Society Bearing His Name?

June 19, 2012

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“The deer is heard coming. It has inadvertently cracked a dead stick with its hoof, and the dogs are now so near that it will pass in a moment. There it comes! How beautifully it bounds over the ground! What a splendid head of horns! How easy its attitudes, depending, as it seems to do, […]

Fawn Communication

June 12, 2012

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  The fawning season is a special time for me. The entire landscape is reborn after lying dormant for many months. Leaves burst forth clothing the tree’s naked limbs. Wild flowers of pink, lavender, white and gold dot spacious pastures of emerald green grass. The fragrant aroma of apple blossoms permeates the air, which is […]