The theory that I tested was to determine which path the deer where entering my backyard from. I conducted this research using the natural observation method. This method is very similar to how psychologists study their research subjects in their natural habitat. I was very careful to only observe the deer and take note of their patterns without introducing any new variables such as deer feed or mineral blocks. In order to determine which direction the deer were heading from I needed to observe them in action. This require me to get up before sunrise for several days and also to observe the field around dusk as this is the time when the deer are most active. I first headed in the direction in which I believed they were headed from. I was careful to make note of any tracks or scat that may have been left by the deer in their travels. By following the tracks, I was able to determine a good place to sit back in observation. After several days of observation I was able to see deer in their natural habitat, grazing frolicking and tending their young. After several more days I was able to see which direction they were entering my backyard from. Now that I am equipped with this information I have a better understanding of the deer in my area and how best to hunt them. If I wish to place mineral blocks, feed, or a food plot for the deer I now know the best possible placement. I also know where to set up my gear for deer herd management. If I were to do this research over again, I would combine what I did with modern technologies such as trail cams to better learn the way of the deer. By using the natural research method I was able determine the course of the deer in an unobtrusive manner and with greater ease.