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Doug Duren is a passionate conservationist, land manager, and part-time curmudgeon. In addition to his work, Doug can often be found at the Duren Family Farm, caring for and managing it, for this and future generations.
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What Hunters Can Do About Chronic Wasting Disease
Jun 7, 2019
Chronic wasting disease is one of the biggest conservation challenges of our time. In my previous article, I discussed various reasons everyone should be concerned about CWD. However, that may have left you wondering what we can do about it.
The answer is we can buy time and pay for science. Through hunting and other efforts, we can work to slow the spread of CWD while scientists work on ways to mitigate the effects and find a cure.
Why Every Hunter Should Care About Chronic Wasting Disease
May 22, 2019
My reaction to the news was visceral. I stared at my hands, remembering that 10 days earlier I hadn’t worn plastic sleeves or rubber gloves when field dressing a buck. That deer, as it turned out, had tested positive for chronic wasting disease.
It wasn’t out of ignorance. I know better than that. I’ve always followed the Wisconsin DNR’s guidelines for field dressing deer and it’d been part of my harvest routine since the...
Whitetail Hunting by Doug Duren
Jan 19, 2018
Words by Doug Durren
Mooching is a term that my friends and family use to describe a form of deer hunting that combines the best of 3 different deer hunting techniques, stand hunting, deer drives, and still hunting. The basic idea of a mooch is to take advantage of the terrain, wind direction, and deer travel routes to gently bump, rather than forcibly drive, deer in the direction of your fellow hunters.
Mooching works best if you have a few...