What Good Are Deer Whiskers?

What Good Are Deer Whiskers?

Although deer are among the most studied mammals, there are many questions that have yet to be answered. One such question is right under our nose – or, more accurately, right beside theirs. We are referring to “deer whiskers.”  Also known as vibrissae, these long specialized hairs are located in complex patterns around a white-tailed deer’s mouth and nose, as seen in the photo above, and also around the eyes as seen below. Most hunters have rarely given them a second look or thought – if... read more

by R. Larry Marchinton on September 15, 2014 2 Comments

QDMA Poll

A poacher is caught shooting deer from a public road, at night, on lands where they do not have permission to hunt. In your opinion, what is a reasonable fine for this offense?