Detect Deer Damage

Deer eating from a flower bed under a magnifying glass with the text "Detect Deer Damage"

Finding the Culprit of Eaten Plants Deer feed mainly at dusk (late evening) and dawn (early morning). Many will agree that it’s hard to tell if damage is from deer, rabbits, other rodents or even insects. Here are some helpful hints to tell what is …

Deer Biology 101

Three whit-tailed deer in the foreground and behind are the words, "Deer Biology 101"

IDing white-tailed deer is easy due to the brilliant white flash when they raise their tail, usually when spooked. Their throat is another area that is white. In the summer their coat is typically more of a reddish brown, while in the winter, their coat …