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The white-tailed deer research at the Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences Deer Lab was recently the highlight of a December episode of Destination Whitetail on the Sportsman Channel. The national cable television program is part of Deer & Deer Hunting magazine. 

Wildlife Professor Stephen Ditchkoff and his research team showcased their efforts at the Auburn Deer Lab to better understand deer behavior, reproductive health, biology and genetics. Along with Ditchkoff, research associate Chad Newbolt and graduate student Carolyn Moore shared the Deer Lab’s goals and research techniques with viewers.

In addition to the regularly scheduled features, the research team also contributes monthly to Deer & Deer Hunting magazine. 

"Hopefully insights from our research can be useful both for hunters and wildlife managers across the United States,” Ditchkoff said.

Auburn University’s Deer Lab facilitates its research at the Captive Research Facility located in Camp Hill and on public and privately owned land throughout the southeastern U.S.

Founded in 1977, Deer & Deer Hunting was America’s first whitetail-only publication. The popular TV show is entering its 12th season and airs on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. CT. 

View the episode online or via Facebook.

Learn more about the Auburn University Deer Lab at