Posts Tagged ‘whitetails’

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Sizing-up trophy antlers

I set out to learn if harvesting large white-tailed deer with impressive antlers reduces the number of large deer in future generations.

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Deer-human COVID-19 transmission possible

Although whitetails have been a host of SARS-CoV-2, there has been no evidence to suggest that deer could transfer the disease, until now.

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Ontario whitetails test positive for COVID

The virus that causes COVID-19 was found in five white-tailed deer samples collected in southwestern Ontario last November.

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Deer EHD outbreak confirmed

Samples taken from deer found dead in the Kingston area have tested positive for epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD), officials confirmed.

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Follow the basics to outsmart big bucks

The whitetail buck is the most challenging — and occasionally infuriating — of the big game species to hunt.

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Five steps to prep for deer season

Tom Petty once sang that “waiting is the hardest part,” and when it comes to waiting for deer season, I can be very impatient. I know many of you are, too. It’s the nature of the hunter to look ahead, and to dream.

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Justin Hoffman records deer as it sheds antlers

OOD contributor Justin Hoffman has checked something off his bucket list after documenting some unique antler shedding stories with the help of his trail cameras this past year.

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Eastern Ontario home to savvy, senior deer

You don’t have to convince James Mackenzie that white-tailed deer in eastern Ontario are getting wiser.