Deer Ear Tag Information
What are the best Deer Ear Tags to use for Deer or Exotics? Click on any tag in this article to get more information or to purchase tags and applicators.
Start with deer ear tag size:
If you keep your Whitetail deer in a pen then use a smaller Deer Ear Tag to keep younger deer from nibbling on the Deer Tags. If you are having problems with deer chewing ear tags try free choice mineral.
Small Size Deer tags - 2" or smaller.
Y-Tex Mini, Sheep and rounds and buttons
Allflex Medium, Sheep and rounds and buttons
Duflex Medium, Sheep and rounds and buttons
Z Tag Small
Some producers like a Larger deer ear tag so that they can more easily read the management number information on the visual panel.
Deer tags larger than 2"
Y-Tex Medium or Small
OFFICIAL USDA 840 Ear Tags are required by many states for deer and exotics.
require Premise ID Number use link to find out how to get your Premise ID.
Electronic versions come in Lightweight EID tags for Deer Ear Tags.
USDA OFFICIAL VISUAL style 840 Ear Tags (NOT EID TAGs)
Micro Chips by LIFE CHIP
Deer's ears are fragile- handle with care and apply tags carefully. Using an antiseptic solution will often help healing time after tags are applied. Always wash hands before application and keep tags clean and store appropriately.
State Unique Numbers
Some states require a State, Herd or Unique number imprinted on Deer Ear Tags. These required numbers can be imprinted above a large herd management number or used as the management number. Herd numbers are often put on the back of Deer ear tags or imprinted on the button.
Some Deer Ear Tags are used as Advertising with a brand or logo.
A few of our most popular smaller tags are:
AllFlex Medium Female with Button
Y-TEX Mini Tag with Button
Sheep Style tags work great as DEER EAR TAGS
ALLFLEX Large Tag (3" x 2 1/4") is a popular Size to display easy to read Management Number and add additional information like unique numbers or phone numbers
Buttons can be used to imprint state Id numbers or animal unique numbers
Some WHITETAIL Breeders and especially EXOTIC BREEDERS like a larger Deer Ear Tag so that they can read the visual information from a distance.
Some WHITETAIL DEER BREEDERS like to use Deer Ear Tags as marketing pieces
promoting their Herd and displaying a custom Brand or Logo on the Deer Ear Tag.
These can be set up on CUSTOM EAR TAGS by all Manufacturers.
We'd love to help you find a DEER EAR TAG or Fawn Ear tag that will work for your herd!
Whether you raise WHITETAIL Deer or Exotics - we've got your DEER EAR TAGS
Give us a call 800-977-4225 or email email@example.com
New! Global-Ident FDX-B ISO Microchip for Deer Herd Management programs. Can be used in deer not sold for consumption and read by all ISO 11784/85 readers.