What Is a Deer Movement Calendar?

Deer movement calendars are used by many hunters to track deer movement, feeding and mating throughout the hunting season. Often collaborations between groups of hunters, deer movement calendars assist in identifying patterns of movement and feeding for hunting purposes.

While the majority of deer movement calendars account for the movement of groups of deer, more advanced calendars document the movements of individual animals, particularly larger males or non-pregnant females. Various online sources provide multi-user interactive deer movement calendars for hunting regions throughout the United States and Canada. Some deer movement calendars are associated with natural phenomena, such as the phases of the moon or the weather forecast, thought to influence the grazing and movement patterns of deer.