In 1847, German biologist Carl Bergmann illustrated a pattern in which larger-sized species of animals are typically found in colder environments, while species of a smaller size reside in warmer areas. Generally, whitetail deer fall under this rule, but on this week’s Deer & Deer Hunting TV, hunting experts look to prove that there are always exceptions to Bergmann’s Rule.

What factors into an animals ability to grow larger or adapt to an environment? In this week’s episode, viewers learn that America’s greatest game animal can adapt to its environment, even if it has been relocated to other climates, effectively offering up a contradiction to Bergmann’s Rule. To further examine, the D&DH TV cameras head to Anticosti Island to witness a hunt of the sub species of whitetail deer that inhabit the area. Tune in to discover how these whitetail are able to thrive in the hostile environment, both with and without human interaction.

Deer & Deer Hunting TV airs on NBC Sports Outdoors on Tuesdays at 2:00 EST/1:00 CT and primetime on Sundays at 9:30 EST/8:30 CT.

 

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