The Barking deer does not use these antlers as a weapon. Instead, it uses its long canine teeth which grow outward over the lip in a distinct curve. They are fiercely territorial creatures and use secretions from the pre-orbital eye glands to mark their boundaries.
The population of the Barking deer is also widely spread with large distributions throughout tropical Asia. They prefer areas of tropical rainforests where they can hide from man and predators in the dense undergrowth.