Suburban Deer Behavior There is no question that suburban deer behavior is different from deer behavior in rural farms or woods. Sometimes drastically so! Urban Deer Complex 2.0 breaks down the pieces of information needed to be successful in this environment.

Does Smoking Scare Deer Away?

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The answer to whether smoking scares deer is still up in the air. Hunters have debated this topic more than once. We often approach it with our minds already made up. As a result,...

Mature Bucks—The Overlooked Personality

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We’ve all seen mature bucks on television charging in for a fight. And we’ve all read the countless articles on dominant buck behavior and how to harvest that king of...

View From a Suburban Deer Bed

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A suburban deer bed is a lot more complicated than its rural counterpart. Biology, mainstream hunting media, and common belief all give us a very specific view of what whitetail...

Our Patterning of Mature Whitetails is About to Become Void

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Why are the last week of October and first week of November so important to harvesting a patterned mature whitetail? We have already spent months putting out trail cameras,...

Big Bucks and The Enigma of Pattern Changes

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Many of us are looking at our trail camera pictures this late September and early October and scratching our heads. What’s with all the abrupt big buck pattern changes? The...

I Saw the Deer When I Least Expected It

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The classic story of whitetail deer has lots to tell us about deer behavior. We have all had that moment when we are packing our gear in the truck or casually talking to a hunting...

The Science of Fear: Fluid Motion

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“Establishing and controlling alert distances is one of the most effective skills of the ‘Modern Still Hunter.” — The Urban Deer Complex The theory of fluid motion is an...

The Science of Fear: Flight Distances

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Understanding flight distances can be a tough. “For several years after moving to Southern New England I can remember calling my father up in Maine and laughing on the phone...

The Science of Fear: Urban Deer Behavior

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The science of fear – one of the most basic and important concepts of suburban deer behavior. As many of you may recall from The Urban Deer Complex, conditioning behavior is...

The Truth About Suburban Buck Core Areas

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The Rut Mainstream hunting media is full of factually sound and well-researched knowledge on whitetail behavior, like a set standard of a buck’s core area. For instance, the...