Yes, deer do make noise. They have a wide range of vocalizations, from their alarm calls to the sounds they make when they’re mating or fighting.
What Deer Say
Deer are social animals that live in herds and communicate with each other through a variety of sounds. They use their voices in several different ways:
Alarm Calls: The most common call is a snort or grunt that warns others of danger. It’s also used as an aggressive signal when two males are fighting over territory or mating rights. A doe will snort when she sees a coyote or other predator too close to the herd.
Mating Calls: Bucks make a series of loud grunts when trying to attract does into estrus (heat). Does also make mating calls during breeding season but they tend to be quieter than bucks’.
Last modified: November 6, 2022