White-Tailed Deer

A White-tailed deer buck marks his scent on a tree by rubbing his antlers against it during a fall rut season.

Scouting is an important part of deer hunting. A little legwork in the woods now can pay huge dividends on later hunts, according to a press release from the Missouri Department of Conservation.

MDC is offering a virtual program “Hunting: Reading the Deer Woods.” This free online program, which will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 8, is being put on by the staff of MDC’s Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center in Joplin. At this program, MDC conservation educator Jeff Cantrell will have information on deer habits, signs, and other characteristics that will help lead to hunting success.

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