A whitetail's anatomy, biology and behavior directly influences its non-verbal communication. Here's how.
Has your Momma ever given you that look with the lowered eyebrow and clenched jaw that said, "Get yourself in line or else?"
Yeah, most everyone has experienced that at some point. It's called non-verbal communication. It can be paired with any given emotion, but we seem to remember the aggressive stances the most.
Like other animals, whitetails communicate through vocalization, body language, and scent. A deer uses its whole body — ears, eyes, nose, hair, and tail. Whether used singularly or in combination, they serve to warn other deer of potential danger, identify family members, convey family relationships, help find mates and express mood, status, and intent.
The average hunter is familiar with foot stomps and snorts from being busted by a deer, and grunts and bleats during the rut. But view the gallery to expand your knowledge of other ways whitetails communicate and how they can be taken advantage of in your hunting tactics this season.
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