Deer make a variety of different sounds including snorts, bleats, baas, grunts and clicking noises. Different sounds are used by bucks, does and fawns for different types of communication.
Tips for deer calling include starting with low volume calls, calling multiple times and being prepared before using deer calls. Common types of deer calls include grunt calls and bleat calls, with the right call depending on the situation.
Deer are members of the order Artiodactyle, which means that they have an even number of toes on each hoof. Deer are the only animals with antlers. Antlers are usually found only on male deer.
A large male deer is frequently called a stag, and a female deer is called a doe. There are other terms that are specifically applied for specific types of deer.
A group of deer is called a herd. A group of roe deer is referred to as a bevy.
A baby deer is called a fawn. This is especially true for a baby deer not yet weaned from its mother. A whitetail deer fawn is born with white spots that it loses before it is weaned.
A baby deer is commonly referred to as a fawn or calf. As deer reach adulthood they acquire different names depending on their gender. Adult male deer are called bucks, while females are categorized as does.
Female deer are commonly called does but may also be referred to as hinds or cows. Male deer are commonly called stags but are also known as harts, bucks or bulls, while young deer are known as calfs or fawns.
Deer are obligate herbivores, which means that they only eat plant matter and struggle to digest meat. Deer primarily graze on grass and leaves, but they also eat nuts, fungi, grain and fruit. They eat small twigs in times of food scarcity.
Some sounds that whitetail deer make include bleats, grunts, rattling noises, and loud exhalations and inhalations. Whitetail deer are particularly vocal when they are looking to mate, using a variety of bleats, clicks and grunts to indicate their readiness.