- It is believed that a deer's hearing is so sensitive that it can determine
how far away a sound was made
- The ears of a deer are vital in helping it avoid danger.
- A deer's eyes are located on the side of their head
- deer are able to view 310 degrees around itself
- deer cannot focus on one location with both eyes
- Deer also see at a lower resolution than humans, and are believed
to be color blind.
- Deer have a highly developed sense of smell, it is one of their best
weapons for detecting approaching danger.
- Deer are known to starve rather than leave their domain
- Just 2 deer without predation can produce a herd of up to 35 deer
in just 7 years.
- Deer can live up to 11 years in the wild.
- Under optimal conditions without regulating factors like predators
or hunting, deer populations can double in size annually.
- Food types include grasses, shrubs, leaves, needles and "mast"
from oak, beech and apple trees.
- In areas of overpopulation, deer can cause an "over browsing"
affect which destroys most plant species up to six feet, destroying
the forest renewal process. Gardens, plants, and shrubs can also be
- Deer establish a territory and will not leave it.
- Deer are known to starve or drown rather than leave their domain.
- Deer require 10-12 pounds of food each day most of the year.
- In late winter their diet is supplemented by stored fat.
- When deer run out of stored fat and available browse they start to
metabolize their bone marrow and starvation is eminent.