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Deer University podcasts are all about deer biology and management. Drs. Bronson Strickland and Steve Demarais are both deer hunters, deer biologists, professors of wildlife management, and co-directors of the Mississippi State University Deer Lab. Steve and Bronson are so crazy about deer biology and management that they made it their career!

Our goal is to explain how you can use deer research to improve your hunting and management experiences. Don’t take for granted what your buddy says or what you read in a hunting magazine – we’ll train you to think like a deer biologist. As national leaders in deer research, we’ll keep you up to date on the latest and best information, and deliver episodes that cover every deer management topic you can imagine, and then add some that will surprise you.

If you are interested in deer hunting and management, this is your podcast! Every shot you take this fall is either a step forward or backward in your management program, so use our knowledge to make every shot count!

Hosts of Deer University:
Dr. Bronson Strickland, Professor of Wildlife Management, Mississippi State University Extension Service
Dr. Steve Demarais, Professor of Wildlife Management, Mississippi State University Forest and Wildlife Research Center

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Deer University podcasts are all about deer biology and management. Drs. Bronson Strickland and Steve Demarais are both deer hunters, deer biologists, professors of wildlife management, and co-directors of the Mississippi State University Deer Lab. Steve and Bronson are so crazy about deer biology and management that they made it their career!

Our goal is to explain how you can use deer research to improve your hunting and management experiences. Don’t take for granted what your buddy says or what you read in a hunting magazine – we’ll train you to think like a deer biologist. As national leaders in deer research, we’ll keep you up to date on the latest and best information, and deliver episodes that cover every deer management topic you can imagine, and then add some that will surprise you.

If you are interested in deer hunting and management, this is your podcast! Every shot you take this fall is either a step forward or backward in your management program, so use our knowledge to make every shot count!

Hosts of Deer University:
Dr. Bronson Strickland, Professor of Wildlife Management, Mississippi State University Extension Service
Dr. Steve Demarais, Professor of Wildlife Management, Mississippi State University Forest and Wildlife Research Center

    Episode 055 - The Value of Co-Ops: Meeting Management Goals

    Episode 055 - The Value of Co-Ops: Meeting Management Goals

    We’ve all heard time and time again that the biggest problem a landowner faces is their neighbor. But what if instead of competing with your neighbor, you joined forces? Join Dr. Lashley and Dr. Bronson Strickland, hosts of Fire University and Deer University, as they sit down with Hunter Pruitt, founder of the National Wildlife Cooperative, to discuss the benefits co-ops provide and how working with your neighbor can give you a tangible return on investment.

    • 1 hr
    Episode 054 - What's So Special About Kansas?

    Episode 054 - What's So Special About Kansas?

    Over the past couple decades Kansas has turned into a destination state for deer hunters chasing big whitetails. But what exactly about the Kansas landscape promotes the growth of large antlers?  Dr. Drew Ricketts is an Assistant Professor and Extension Wildlife Specialist for Kansas State University and is an expert on habitat management in Kansas.  In this episode Drew, Steve, and Bronson crack the code on why Kansas produces so many record-book bucks.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 053 - Timber Harvesting & Wildlife Management, Part 2: Hardwoods

    Episode 053 - Timber Harvesting & Wildlife Management, Part 2: Hardwoods

    Dr. Brady Self rejoins the Deer University team for their second installment of timber harvesting, this time focusing on hardwoods. Tune into today’s episode to discover what you need to know for successful hardwood management on your land.

    • 1 hr
    Episode 052 - Armyworms and Food Plots

    Episode 052 - Armyworms and Food Plots

    Dr. Angus Catchot and Dr. Bronson Strickland visit the Mossy Oak GameKeepers Podcast team to discuss management of armyworms in wildlife food plots and duck holes. In this episode, you’ll learn exactly what armyworms are, what you can do about them.

    Special thanks to Bobby Cole, Lannie Wallace, Dudley Phelps, and Toxey Haas for sharing this episode of GameKeepers with the Deer University podcast and helping us get the word out.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Episode 051 - Timbers Harvests & Wildlife Management, Part 1: Pine Stands

    Episode 051 - Timbers Harvests & Wildlife Management, Part 1: Pine Stands

    Dr. Brady Self is an Extension Forestry Specialist at Mississippi State University. In this episode of Deer University, Dr. Strickland and Dr. Demaris chat with Brady on the ins and outs of pine management and how it may impact management of wildlife species.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Episode 050 - Can Supplemental Feeding Impact the Plant Community?

    Episode 050 - Can Supplemental Feeding Impact the Plant Community?

    Supplemental feeding has become a common practice, but deer biologists are often concerned about the indirect effects and how the practice could degrade habitat quality and impact the native plant community. In this episode we interview Beau Navarre, a graduate student in the MSU Deer Lab, about his research where he measured all sorts of plant data around feeders that concentrated deer. So, does feeding affect the native plant community? Well, it depends.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
348 Ratings

348 Ratings

Tucky08 ,

Never too old

I have hunted deer in GA for 43 years and have learned more from this podcast than I did in all those years.

acf hunter ,

Thank you

I found you guys over a year ago and have really enjoyed all of your podcasts. Please keep them coming!
I was wondering if there is any research about hunting deer has made them smarter. I’ve been hunting deer since the late 70s in Maryland. Back than deer rarely ever looked up in the trees. Now if they think anything is wrong that’s the first place they start looking.

Keep up the good work
Andy fifer

habitatpodcast.com ,

Top Notch Information

Dr. Steve and Dr. Bronson have an extremely great show here. If you’re like me and are obsessed with learning about habitat and improving your wildlife habitat, with science based management, this is the show for you. Make sure you subscribe!

-Jared Van Hees
Habitat Podcast

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