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Bow Hunter
Hunting

Hunting With a Bow: Tips and Tricks for a Novice.

The essence of bowhunting is that you will be pitted directly against your prey. It’s the kind of hunting method that will challenge you to be in your best form. Hunting with a bow is a thrilling adventure that requires you to get in close range with your game to take the shot. If you

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Whitetail Deer in the woods
Hunting

Vanishing Sheds, Acorn Thieves, Fire Forage and More Deer Science

Vanishing Sheds, Acorn Thieves, Fire Forage and More Deer Science New research shared at the 2020 Southeast Deer Study Group meeting held a lot of interesting new knowledge for deer hunters, and especially for deer habitat managers. Here’s a by-the-numbers look at some of the research I found most interesting and useful at the annual

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Deer Research Discoveries
Hunting

The 20 Biggest Deer Research Discoveries of the Last Decade

I had the pleasure of giving one of the educational seminars at NDA’s Whitetail Weekend this spring, right before all heck broke loose with COVID-19. My talk led day one and was entitled the 20 Biggest Deer Research Discoveries of the Last Decade. I poured my heart into it, diving deep into the deer research

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fall turkey hunting
Hunting

Fall Turkey Hunting

Fall Turkey Hunting from a Tree Stand with a Bow or Shotgun Some people would rather hunt for their Thanksgiving turkey as compared to buying one in the store, and there are many ways that this can be accomplished. With the holiday just around the corner, you can utilize something that many hunters use for

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Hunting on Public Areas
Hunting

Wildlife Management Area Expansion

Trump administration announces 'largest' historic expansion of hunting, fishing on 2.3 million public acres The great outdoors just got a little grander. The Trump administration has opened and expanded more than 850 hunting and fishing opportunities across 2.3 million public acres, touted as the largest historic expansion of its kind. The Interior Department announced the news on Tuesday,

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7 essential items
Hunting

7 Essential Items You Need to Bring on Your Hunting Trip

It is easy to prepare a checklist for any camping, but when it turns into a hunting trip, priorities vary. The reason is the added element of firepower and hunting is an activity that stirs up so many variables. If you can’t decide which items should be brought and which are not, this giveaway is

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refresh mineral sites
Hunting

Deer & Minerals

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

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deer cam
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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post season deer cams
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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