White-tailed Deer

McMillan East Farm provides real-world examples

An update of the demonstration projects conducted on the property thus far.

Cross Timbers management creates wildlife habitat

Understanding the habitat requirements for the animals you want to promote and manage is key to providing a good wildlife habitat.

White-tailed Deer Antler Score: A Pictorial Presentation

From a hunting and economic perspective, white-tailed deer, Odocoileus virginianus, is the most important wildlife species in the eastern half of the U.S. More landowners and hunters in this region...

Early deer harvest assists population management

As part of most management programs, doe harvest is an important component that needs just as much attention as trophy bucks.

Grazing management benefits cattle and deer

Grazing lands provide forage for livestock, habitat for wildlife and recreational opportunities such as hunting. The assessed value of a ranch based on aesthetics and wildlife habitat or its recreational opportunities can often exceed the property's agricultural value.

Processing your deer extends the hunt

Harvesting a deer yields a significantly larger quantity of meat, and putting meat in the freezer is important for many hunters. Yet most deer hunters take their deer to a processor and miss out on an opportunity to extend their hunting experience.

Coyote control strategy requires goal assessment

Coyotes have long been considered a nuisance for livestock producers and white-tailed deer managers. Are coyotes friend or foe?

First annual youth hunt educates novice hunters

The Noble Research Institute hosted 16 youth and their guardians for the first annual youth doe hunt. The event was sponsored by Noble Academy, Walnut Bayou Deer Management Association and Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.

Management increases chance for trophy bucks

Most deer hunters, including me, are fascinated with large antlers. We generally want to see or harvest bucks with large antlers. "Trophy buck" is commonly used to describe a buck with large antlers; however, trophy buck means different things to different people.

Cooperatives support wildlife goals

Have you considered the effects on the buck population when an area is chopped up by many different landowners and infiltrated by several deer hunters who want to shoot a buck?