It is hard to believe it, but ungulates often surprise us by choosing to live in the hills or low mountains, a few steps away from humans. Understanding their behaviors helps us to know them better, respect them more and become better hunters.
The truth is that ungulates, like almost all wild animals, needed to give voice to all the adaptive abilities they had at their disposal to survive. For this reason, over time a creature like the roe has learned to live both at 2000 meters above sea level and at sea level, according to the needs of the case.
This great adaptability has made life more complicated for hunters who don't always know where to look for the game. Here are some tips that might come in handy.
The deer and the fallow deer
Deer and fallow deer resemble each other and for this reason they become competitors in some cases. Both prefer habitats with temperatures ranging between -10 ° and + 20 ° and which provide large free spaces. They prefer to stay just below the limit of the arboreal vegetation and greatly appreciate the environments with large woods alternating with valleys and clearings. The wood is their daily environment, in a certain sense their gym, while the clearings become a place of pasture that they frequent especially during the mating season.
The roe deer
The roe deer is also a lover of the woods which he actually uses for reasons that are different from those of the deer and fallow deer: he does not ruminate in the woods, he does not train, but he hides. He loves mixed habitats: a mix of woods, with meadows, clearings, edges and open spaces where the differences in height must not be lacking.
The elements that could be considered disturbing him are instead pleasing to him: in jargon they are called detachment elements. They are poles, roads, houses, large and isolated trees, canals, streams that are indispensable to him to mark his territory.
What makes the roe deer habitat difficult is its impressive adaptability. It can live in the environments we have described, but in some cases it is found to frequent wheat fields or high altitude areas. An important element to report is its ancient enmity with the deer and other species that enter into food competition with him. Where there are deer, roe deer are hardly found. You can be sure of one thing: orchards and alfalfa attract roe deer which are greedy, as long as the temperature does not go below -20 ° and does not rise above + 30 °. FOLLOWS