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How Do Deer See?

 The study that was made confirmed five things that may be of interest to you as a whitetail deer hunter.

 
1. The human eye has a filter that protects us from about 99% of the ultraviolet light. This filter helps us focus sharply on objects, but it also keeps out many short wave length colors, especially those wave lengths in the UV spectrum. Deer do not have this UV filter which enables them to see better in the UV spectrum but they cannot see in finer detail. It is thought that deer can see clothing at dusk or dawn as a glow when the clothing has been UV treated. There are products with which to wash your clothing to get rid of the UV treatment.
 
How do deer see and deer senses2. Deer have pupils that open much wider than the human. This allows the deer to gather in more light at dusk or dawn, allowing them to see much greater than we can.
 
3. The human eye has a lower number of rods (cells that see low light wave lengths) than do deer. But the deer has a lower concentration of cones (cells that see day time color wave lengths). This is why deer cannot see colors as well as humans, but they can see so much better during night time.
 
4. Deer lack red cones (the cell in the eye sensitive to long color wave lengths) such as orange or red. This could possibly mean deer do not see the colors orange or red as we do. This does not mean deer cannot see hunters orange, it just means they see it differently than the human eye can see it.
 
5. What causes deer eyes to shine green in your headlights? This is a reflective layer in the back of their eyes known as a “tapetum.” This layer reflects light not absorbed by the receptor cells back across the rods and cones for a second chance. 
 
I hope that this bit of information will help you to better understand the difficulties of hunting the prized whitetail deer. On your next hunt, don’t forget to take your kids with you and start them out with a better view of the sport of whitetail deer hunting.
 
Enjoy the outdoors and take a kid hunting,
Buck

Buck Anderson is the President/CEO of Jive Media Group LLC (The company that owns JustNorth Outdoors).

In addition to enjoying camping, fishing, hunting, and golf he is a well known Internet buisness training and web design coach specializing in DotNetNuke Open Source Portal technologies.

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