Deer eating habits

What do Deer Eat?

What do deer eat? Deer love to eat plants; fruits such as apples, blueberries, blackberries, and persimmons; nuts such as acorns, pecans, hickory nuts and beechnuts when they are available. They choose the most highly palatable, nutrient-rich food that they can find.   Animals such as deer are called ruminants because they have a special…

Tips for hunting the rut

Hunting Deer During the Rut

The word “rut” is derived from the Latin “rugire” which means “to roar”. It is used to describe the mating season of mammals. It includes sheep, goats, deer, camels, bison, antelope, giraffes etc.   What does it mean when a deer is in a rut? In males, the rut is characterized by an increase in testosterone and…