Deer Behavioral Patterns

Timely article from WeaponsBlog on deer behavioral patterns. Of course, I already got my doe for the year…

As the rut progresses, vegetation begins to die off resulting in depletion of food sources in wooded areas, and the trees start shedding leaves. This is the time when the deer move into open areas in search of food but feeling insecure in such places they prefer to move around at night. During fall, deer movement is at its peak between 4 am to 8 am and 4 pm to 10 pm. The very little movement takes place between 8 am, and 10 am. Studies carried out to assist hunters in gauging deer movement have revealed the data. The deer travel the farthest distance during the morning hours perhaps because it has an urge to return to safe shelter before darkness sets in.

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