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A close-up of a white-tail deer's face.
June 11, 2020 - Filed Under: Lawn and Garden, Landscape Architecture, Landscape Resources, Smart Landscapes, White-Tailed Deer

Oh, deer! White-tailed deer can be quite the nuisance in the garden. It’s disheartening to see deer ate the flowers in your back yard for a snack. 

Venison burger on a bun sitting on a white plate.
January 16, 2020 - Filed Under: Food and Health, Food, White-Tailed Deer

Video by Jonathan Parrish

You may not know that our “set” for The Food Factor is a real kitchen in the home of one of our team members. Her husband loves to hunt and share food, so while we are working on the show we often get to sample a variety of venison dishes.

We found this flavorful recipe for Spicy Venison Burgers in a venison recipe booklet from Cornell University Cooperative Extension and thought it would be perfect for The Food Factor!

Four deer graze in tall, lush clover with thinned pines in the background.
December 28, 2018 - Filed Under: Wildlife, White-Tailed Deer

Many hunters and landowners plant wildlife food plots these days, but this practice has become common only during the last 30 to 40 years in the Southeast.

Dry leaves and pine straw are cleared away in a round, bare area on the ground below small pine branches.
November 30, 2018 - Filed Under: Natural Resources, Wildlife, White-Tailed Deer

Deer hunters know all too well the power of a deer’s sense of smell, or more technically speaking, its olfactory system. A change of wind direction can give deer just a whiff of human scent and send them running and send a hunter back to the truck empty handed. 

A young buck grazes behind four turkeys in a green, grassy food plot.
November 30, 2018 - Filed Under: Natural Resources, Wildlife, White-Tailed Deer

Chronic wasting disease is the hot topic in Mississippi’s deer-hunting circles, and for good reason. MSU Extension experts encourage deer hunters to participate in the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks program for sampling deer to get an idea of where the disease has spread. (Photo by Michaela Parker/Cindy Callahan)


Venison Stroganoff January 14, 2018
Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 7:00am


Filed Under: White-Tailed Deer
App type: Web
Deer Hunt allows club admin and members to:
  • Record deer observations and harvest data to share with hunting partners.
  • Manage stand location – identifies occupied stands.
  • View summary reports of deer seen and harvested by stand, hunter, and entire property.
  • Use password-protection to insure that no un-authorized people see your data.
Filed Under: White-Tailed Deer
App type: Android
A tool for planning and planting food plots for deer. Save money by purchasing the correct amount of seed and fertilizer. Map and accurately measure size of food plots. Plant descriptions help you select the best forages. Seeding rates specified for each food plot.
Filed Under: White-Tailed Deer
App type: Android
Aging criteria for live and dead deer. Criteria to estimate age of deer prior to harvest. Step-by-step guidance for extracting deer jawbone. Instructions and examples of aging deer by teeth replacement and wear.

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