DNA Tells the Whole Truth

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By: bowhunting biologist Wade Nolan
By: bowhunting biologist Wade Nolan

About a decade ago, I learned something new that shook my preconceived notion about whitetails. We were working in the Monongahela National forest of West Virginia. I was working with a team of researchers from both WVU and University of Ga. I helped them for a few days filming the capture of whitetails in a contraption called a “Clover Trap.” This fish-net and rebar device is nothing more than a large box trap with a dropping door triggered by a deer bumping into a trigger adjacent to the bait. To say the deer was a bit disturbed initially would be an understatement…but it worked without drugs.

This fawn and her brother only have a mom as a common parent. DNA research revealed that a large percentage of twin fawns have different bucks as their daddy.
This fawn and her brother only have a mom as a common parent. DNA research revealed that a large percentage of twin fawns have different bucks as their daddy.

Blood samples were taken from each doe and later from her offspring. DNA testing turned the light on in the room. The result of this study revealed that an estrus doe might have multiple suitors. She may have twins with different fathers. This was some of the first DNA field-testing done on whitetails and it yielded some dynamite info.

DNA testing also confirmed that these mature mega bucks are not doing all of the breeding, as we once assumed. A variety of factors including aggression plays a part in who breeds the most does.
DNA testing also confirmed that these mature mega bucks are not doing all of the breeding, as we once assumed. A variety of factors including aggression plays a part in who breeds the most does.

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