In this first part of a two-part series of Deer Talk Now, host and veteran hunter Dan Schmidt discusses the question of buck dispersal and “where do bucks go each year?” It’s one talked about in deer camps and coffee shops throughout the country. Debate and learning about deer is one of the fun things about deer hunting, of course.
Schmidt says three main questions exist: Why do bucks disperse, when do they disperse and how far do they travel to establish a new home range? The answers, Schmidt said, depend on many poorly understood factors. What is known for sure, however, is that deer are social animals and will set up home where they feel comfortable and are compatible with other deer.
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Originally Aired July 7, 2015