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Mark Kenyon

Mark Kenyon

Mark Kenyon is the author of That Wild Country, founder of Wired To Hunt, and host of the industry-leading Wired To Hunt Podcast. He is a nationally published writer, a QDMA certified Deer Steward, and MeatEater's resident "whitetail guy."

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Wildlife Management

The Biggest Change for Deer Conservation in Decades

The deer hunting conservation space is changing in a big way this summer. Today the Quality Deer Management Association and National Deer Alliance announced their plans to merge into a new, combined organization. This is a group that will service all deer and deer hunters. This represents the end of...

Habitat

Native Americans: The Original Quality Deer Managers

The shadow of a solitary man holding a wooden bow casts across a panel of sunlight. All is silent—except for soft footsteps on a pine needle floor. The hunter pursues his quarry with no advantage but the weapon in hand and a lifetime of woodsmanship. This is the romanticized image that many modern...

Anthropology

How Early Hunters Ran Down Deer on Foot

I jogged two miles this morning. I’m not bragging—deep down inside I know my hunting predecessors must be terribly ashamed of me. My knees hurt. My back ached. My shins burned. I couldn’t imagine running down and killing an energetic tortoise on foot, let alone a healthy antelope or deer. But...

Environmental Issues

Ask Wired To Hunt: Can Herbicides and Conservation Coexist?

“Aren’t there any better options?” my wife demanded. I told her no, this was just the way it had to be. Her question lingered with me the rest of the afternoon, though. The issue at hand was my use of herbicides in preparation of planting a food plot. The logic of spraying a toxic chemical across a...

Conservation

How You Can Make an Impact on CWD Right Now

With the midterm elections in the rear-view mirror and gun seasons going on across the country, politics are likely the last thing deer hunters want to talk about right now. However, the so-called “lame-duck session” might be one of the most important times for us as sportsmen. This period, between...

Books & Literature

5 BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HUNTERS AND ANGLERS – #WiredToHuntWeekly 46

By Mark Kenyon I’m a huge book worm and on instagram lately I’ve been sharing quick book reviews. I thought today I’d do a more comprehensive review of five books that all hunters and anglers should read. A few are obvious recommendations, a couple are more surprising. If you enjoy a good book, grab...

Public Lands & Waters

2018 Backcountry Hunters & Anglers Rendezvous & Public Land #Buslife – #WiredToHuntWeekly 44

By Mark Kenyon Last weekend I headed out to Boise, Idaho for the 2018 Backcountry Hunters & Anglers Rendezvous. It was a great event packed with seminars, trainings, and social events all dedicated to the protection of our public lands, and hunting and fishing opportunities. In our latest vlog, I...

Public Lands & Waters

It’s Not Enough to Just #KeepItPublic

By Mark Kenyon Watch this video. Take its message seriously. If you hunt or fish or camp or hike or recreate in any way on public land – or even if you just want the opportunity to do so someday – your voice is needed. You’ve likely seen and heard plenty over the past couple years about the threat...

Habitat

Video of the Day: Mark Drury Manages a New Farm in Missouri

By Mark Kenyon We’ve had Mark Drury as a guest on the 100% Wild Podcast a number of times over the past year, but one of my favorite discussions we had was this summer when we discussed his detailed plan for managing and improving a new property he’d bought in Missouri. Now, lucky for us, the Drury...

Public Lands & Waters

A “Letter” All Hunters Should Read

It’s Monday, you know that feeling. And sitting at my desk this morning, staring at a slate gray sky outside my window, I found myself daydreaming. Sipping at my coffee, my mind’s eye took me to mountains and forests and rivers and swamps. Places I’ve sat with a bow in hand and places I hope to...