Meet the 7 Glands of the Whitetail — and a Bonus Organ!

November 11, 2020 By: NDA Staff

Many deer hunters are familiar with a deer’s tarsal glands and the role it plays in communication during the rut. However, that’s not the only gland whitetails use to communicate with one another. The infographic below takes a look at the seven glands of a white-tailed deer, and one lesser-known organ, and the function of each.


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