A few weeks ago, we sent out a call. And, of course, you answered!
Many readers of the blog responded with topics they’d like to hear more about. I spent some time the other day sorting through and categorizing them.
Broadly, they broke up into movements (shocking!), behavior, browsing/habitat, agriculture/forest, harvest, disease, and soil quality.
We also had a sprinkling of topics that we covered previously.
There are a few things I want to make clear. We are not starting a new research project. So if it’s not something we are currently doing for the Deer Forest Study or other research does not exist, then you are out of luck. Another thing – we cannot tell you how, where, why, or when a buck will walk past your tree stand or favorite hunting spot. I guess all those posts on buck movements we’ve written in the past are not enough to convince you. Trust me – if we could predict movements, neither Duane nor I would still be in our current day jobs.
We can tell you a bit about the following though:
- Fawn survival – at the Deer Forest blog we are “experts” on this topic and have shared oodles of information on it. Check them all out.
- Why deer don’t run into trees – they have the coolest and freakiest eyes!
- Bachelor groups – the summer boys club
- Why does and bucks don’t mix during summer vacation
- The ins and outs of dispersal – males, females, pirates. We covered it all.
- Are humans cramping wildlife’s style? – As a matter of fact, yes.
As you can see, some of the questions we received have been covered in past posts. In case you suddenly come up with a burning question and wonder did Duane write a post on that, go to the top of this page and type some key words into the search bar. With over 500 blog posts written over the past 7 years, there is a good chance we already answered your question!
We will try to cover the other topics suggested by readers in future posts. It should be a learning experience for everyone, including us!
Deer and Elk Section, Game Commission