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  1. When does a doe weigh the most?

a. 2 years
b. 4 years
c. 6 years
d. 8 years

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[pagebreak] 1. When does a doe weigh the most?

B. 4 YEARS
Does actually decline slightly in weight after their third or fourth year, but they remain healthy.

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[pagebreak] 2. Which bucks make the earliest rubs?

a. the oldest
b. the youngest
c. spikes
d. all deer rub their antlers at the same time

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[pagebreak] 2. Which bucks make the earliest rubs?

A. THE OLDEST

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[pagebreak] 3. What is the smallest deer species in North America?

a. Coues
b. blacktail
c. muley
d. Key

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[pagebreak] 3. What is the smallest deer species in North America?

D. KEY

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[pagebreak] 4. What state has the highest percentage of deer infected with chronic wasting disease (CWD)?

a. Wisconsin
b. Illinois
c. New Mexico
d. Colorado

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[pagebreak] 4. What state has the highest percentage of deer infected with chronic wasting disease (CWD)?

D.COLORADO
This is also the state where the disease was first discovered.

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[pagebreak] 5. How many whitetail subspecies have biologists identified?

a. 1
b. 6
c. 12
d. more than 30

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[pagebreak] 5. How many whitetail subspecies have biologists identified?

D. MORE THAN 30
Over half of the subspecies are found in the U.S. and Canada.

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[pagebreak] 6. At what age can a doe become pregnant?

a. 6 months
b. 1 year
c. 2 years
d. 3 years

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[pagebreak] 6. At what age can a doe become pregnant?

A. 6 MONTHS

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[pagebreak] 7. In which year of its life is a buck’s body fully developed?

a. 1 year
b. 2 years
c. 3 years
d. 4 years

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[pagebreak] 7. In which year of its life is a buck’s body fully developed?

D. 4 YEARS

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[pagebreak] 8. What percentage of a buck’s potential antler growth is reached by age 11⁄2?

a. 10
b. 20
c. 30
d. 50

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[pagebreak] 8. What percentage of a buck’s potential antler growth is reached by age 11⁄2?

A. 10

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[pagebreak] 9. What is the ideal percentage of protein a deer needs in its diet to thrive?

a. 8-10 percent
b. 12-14 percent
c. 16-18 percent
d. 20-22 percent

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[pagebreak] 9. What is the ideal percentage of protein a deer needs in its diet to thrive?

C. 16-18 PERCENT

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[pagebreak] 10. Which of these common deer foods does not have a protein level above 20 percent?

a. corn
b. rape
c. clover
d. lablab

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[pagebreak] 10. Which of these common deer foods does not have a protein level above percent?

A. CORN

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[pagebreak] 11. Which is more common?

a. melanism (black deer)
b. albinism (white deer)
c. both a. and b. are equally common

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[pagebreak] 11. Which is more common?

B. ALBINISM (WHITE DEER)

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[pagebreak] 12. What is the gestation period for does?

a. 6 months
b. 7 months
c. 8 months
d. 9 months

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[pagebreak] 12. What is the gestation period for does?

B. 7 MONTHS

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[pagebreak] 13. What glands control the timing of the rut?

a. tarsal
b. pineal
c. pituitary
d. both b. and c.

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[pagebreak] 13. What glands control the timing of the rut?

D. BOTH B. AND C.
Decreasing daylight triggers interaction between these two glands, which instigate fall breeding.

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[pagebreak] 14. How many subspecies of mule deer have been identified?

a. 2
b. 4
c. 11
d. 22

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[pagebreak] 14. How many subspecies of mule deer have been identified?

C. 11

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[pagebreak] 15. Typically, what percentage of all visits to scrapes does a buck make during daylight hours?

a. 0 percent
b. 5-10 percent
c. 15-20 percent
d. 30-35 percent

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[pagebreak] 15. Typically, what percentage of all visits to scrapes does a buck make during daylight hours?

C. 15-20 PERCENT
Typically 15 to 20 percent of visitations occur during daylight.

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[pagebreak] 16. How fast can a deer run?

a. 10 mph
b. 20 mph
c. 30 mph
d. 40 mph

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[pagebreak] 16. How fast can a deer run?

D. 40 MPH

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[pagebreak] 17. Throughout the northern two thirds of the U.S., when does the main part of the rut usually occur?

a. Oct. 5-22
b. Oct. 23-Nov. 5
c. Nov. 8-25
d. Dec. 24-Jan. 10

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[pagebreak] 17. Throughout the northern two thirds of the U.S., when does the main part of the rut usually occur?

C. NOV. 8-25

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[pagebreak] 18. How long does the average whitetail buck live in a hunted population?

a. 12-24 months
b. 18-30 months
c. 30-42 months

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[pagebreak] 18. How long does the average whitetail buck live in a hunted population?

B. 18-30 MONTHS
In a hunted population, one and a half to two and a half years is the average lifespan; in an unhunted herd, four to six years.

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[pagebreak] How many did you get right?

1-5: Maybe you should stick to hunting birds

6-10: Reading magazines and websites does not make you a great hunter, but it helps. You’re on your way.

11-14: You have a good enough grasp of the subject to teach at a junior college

15-18: If Pennsylvania is looking for a new deer biologist, you’d be a perfect fit

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