hunting; physiology, biotechnologies, ruminant.
Objective: To review information related with the reproductive physiology and management of white-tailed deer for reproductive specialists and producers.
Design/methodology/approach: The information presented in this document relies on the review of scientific papers and on experience gained in white-tail deer production systems.
Results: White-tailed deer is a species with seasonal reproduction and one of the most important hunting species in Mexico. Currently, all reproductive biotechnologies applied to small ruminants can be used in white-tailed deer.
Limitations of the study/implications: Information regard the physiology and reproductive management of white-tailed deer is limited, probably due to conditions specific to its production system.
Findings/conclusions: Research and publication of information regard the physiology and reproductive management of white-tailed deer is needed.