You Can Tell a Deer's Age by it's Antlers
Antlers tell you very little about a deer's age.
The size of deer antlers varies greatly with
genetics, physical condition as well as the time
of the year. The most accurate way to tell the
age of a deer is to count the growth rings on its
Rattling Only Works in Texas
Not true! Rattling antlers may attract deer
anywhere because bucks are always competing for
does. Rattling does work best in the open areas
because the sounds do not travel very far in
heavily wooded areas.
Spooked Deer Will Run for Miles
Actually, deer will rarely run more than a few
hundred feet and are reluctant to leave their home
range. When they do venture out of their home
area, they are very vulnerable to hunters and
seldom live to return home.
If You See Fawns, The Herd is in Bad Shape
This is very untrue. When food is plentiful and
the weather conditions are mild, many of the
female fawns become pregnant, but don't give birth
until July, which is one or two months later than
adult does. In the poor years, not many of the
fawn females will become pregnant, therefore you
won't see quite as many fawns.
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