White-tailed Deer

How Chronic Wasting Disease Affects Deer Hunting

Chronic wasting disease attacks the brains of white-tailed deer, mule deer, elk, moose and caribou. Hunters can help reduce the spread of CWD in infected areas by eliminating practices that encourage deer-to-deer contact and participating in state-organized deer population reduction plans.

White-Tailed Deer Facts, Findings and Numbers

A look at 2016-2017 deer harvest numbers and trends for Oklahoma, Texas, the Southeast and U.S. provides insight for land managers and hunters.

Youth Hunts Provide Memories, Opportunities

Oklahoma landowners are able to help develop the next generation of hunters through the youth hunt program.

Improve Nutrition for White-Tailed Deer With Growing-Season Prescribed Burns

Habitat includes food, water, shelter, space and the arrangement of these components, though land managers and popular press most popularly discuss food. Food can easily be managed, and many times the focus is only on food plots and feeders. Native vegetation can take a back seat to these intensive management practices, but people should be aware how to manage existing native vegetation to provide a high quality diet.

Landowner Resources in Texas and Oklahoma

Resources for landowners with white-tailed deer management goals.

Selecting Land to Optimize Wildlife Goals

Although most tracts of land offer wildlife management opportunities, wildlife goals are more easily attained on some properties than others. Consider native plant communities, habitat, surrounding area and property size.

Deer Stay One Hoof Ahead of Hunters

Noble Research Institute researchers developed a scientific project to better understand how hunting pressure may affect buck behavior.

Producer Spotlight: Dan Ham, Managing for Wildlife

Dan Ham began working with the Noble Research Institute in March 2008 shortly after he purchased property in Pontotoc County, Oklahoma. We helped him develop a strategy to achieve his goals of managing the property for wildlife.

Landowners help shape the next generation of hunters

Many youth miss out on opportunities to hunt because they don't have access to property.

White-tailed deer managers should focus on three concepts

Limited progress occurs when managers of free-ranging deer focus on superficial issues.

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