I hunt Blacktail almost exclusively.. so I'm posting this here.. but it applies to ALL deer.
What, exactly, determines 'color'. Some years the deer are mostly 'tan', others 'red', sometimes 'blue'. No year are all deer identical.... I'm talking 'predominately' colored.
I have hunted my entire life but have never been able to draw a correlation to 'color' and the environement.. but there MUST be one, no?
One would assume 'camo'. BUT... In starkly 'tan' years I've seen 'red' deer, 'blue' deer. In green years I've seen 'tan' deer. I simply have NOT been able to determine, based on climatic conditions, what the predominant 'hue' will be in any given year.
I'm sure this is an easy answer.. and someone will reply "DuH.. its....."... but I haven't figured it out. - JamesJM