Deer hunters and naturalists alike are often curious about where do dear sleep. The answer to this question depends on a wide variety of factors, including the weather, availability of food and water, pressure from hunting and whether or not the location is protected by wooded areas, tall grasses, fallen leaves and other cover. Generally, bedding sites are chosen by whitetails to be in close proximity to food sources. They are also chosen for their protection against predators, and are usually located on high ground with open sightlines. This article will explore these factors and the factors that influence a whitetail deer’s choice of where to sleep.