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Deerhunting 101 Tarsal Glands Category: Hunting
Posted by Russ Kronstrom on
The tarsal glands on a whitetail deer are located on the inner surface of hind leg and secrete a powerful identifying odor used by deer all year. Tarsal glands can be used as an attractant because they peak a deer’s curiosity. Doe tarsals will attract other does and bucks all season. During the rut phases, the tarsal glands of bucks will bring in dominant bucks for a challenge.