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Hunting

Deer & Minerals

Mineral is very important to deer. We don’t yet know exactly how much they directly improve antler growth. But we do know minerals help balance certain chemical and physiological aspects of a whitetail’s body, which indirectly has the potential to increase antler growth by improving overall health. Feeding minerals in the late winter and early

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Hunting

No Off Season – Review Previous Season Pictures

  Another thing that has changed the way I hunt is studying past trail camera photos. I look at the direction of travel (the deer), dates, temperatures, wind direction, barometric pressure, etc. and see how those things match up to the food sources and bedding areas around that camera location. For daylight photos, I really

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Hunting

No Off Season – Trail Camera Survey

  I like to run trail cameras until all of the bucks have shed their antlers. This helps me monitor the herd health and also see what deer made it through the season. Sometimes I really get my hopes up because big deer show their faces during the post-season. Other times, I’m disappointed because I

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Hunting

No Off Season – Determine High Pressure Areas

Many of the lands I hunt — both private and public — are hunted by other people. So I don’t just scout to find deer sign. I scour the land in search of evidence of other hunters, too. Whether it’s treestands, leftover boot tracks, or remains from a kill as seen in the photo above,

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