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How to Create Ideal Fawning Cover for Whitetails

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How to Create Ideal Fawning Cover for Whitetails

The future of any whitetail herd is in the success and survival of each year's fawn crop. Deer are exceptionally adaptive but certainly require adequate cover for safety. Trying to grow "giant bucks" is futile if you fail to maintain a positive fawn recruitment rate. What is fawn recruitment rate...
Mark Haslam May 13, 2022
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Why Fawn Rescues Fail

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Why Fawn Rescues Fail

Everyone knows to not disturb a bird’s nest. In fact, many folks enforce the myth that birds abandon every egg or fledgling touched by humans. Why, then, must wildlife agencies remind the masses each May and June to keep their mitts off “abandoned” fawns curled beneath shrubs, backyard decks, and...
Patrick Durkin May 9, 2022
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How to Improve Any Bedding Area

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How to Improve Any Bedding Area

In the grand scheme of things, bedding areas are small. Usually, you're working with one or two core locations, and often not more than a handful of acres in size and sometimes it's as small as your living room. So it's important to maximize the overall use and effectiveness of these areas. The more...
Alex Gyllstrom May 5, 2022
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The Most Underrated Type of Food Plot

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The Most Underrated Type of Food Plot

Safety, cover, and high-quality forage are key for whitetail management. Provide those features and you will immediately improve the huntability of your food plots and how frequently deer utilize the space. However, you must also consider crop height, cover screens, protein levels, and soil...
Mark Haslam Apr 29, 2022
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4 Ways to Save Money on Hunting Trips

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4 Ways to Save Money on Hunting Trips

If you’re into math, read on. We’ll be doing a whole lot of it. Me? I’m not a math guy. I rely on numbers only when absolutely necessary. But this discussion is one of those instances. In Michigan, we have pretty fair turkey hunting. But a late-April opener and a one-bird limit leaves too much...
Tony Hansen Apr 28, 2022
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Following in the Footsteps of a Big Woods Buck Tracking Legend

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Following in the Footsteps of a Big Woods Buck Tracking Legend

Snow softly popped beneath my boot like wet popcorn as I eased my heel, then toe, down to the ground. I leaned forward, squinted eyes searching ahead, and thumbed the safety on my rifle. It was there, I was ready. I had to be ready. “He could be right up hee-ya,” Hal whispered back to me in his...
Mark Kenyon Apr 20, 2022
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Photos: Record-Book Whitetail Found Dead in Ohio

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Photos: Record-Book Whitetail Found Dead in Ohio

Jason Kline has been hunting a once-in-a-lifetime whitetail in northwest Ohio for the last four seasons. That pursuit came to an end this weekend when Kline finally got his hands on the buck’s rack—but it wasn’t the conclusion he hoped for. Kline found the long-expired buck while shed hunting on...
Spencer Neuharth Jan 25, 2021
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3 Men Cited for Poaching 34-Point Buck

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3 Men Cited for Poaching 34-Point Buck

Wardens recently concluded a three-month investigation centered around a 34-point whitetail that was poached this fall in Eau Claire County, Wisconsin. Alex Laffey, Dion Laffey, and Eugene Heisler, all from Eau Claire, have been charged with multiple wildlife violations. According to Wisconsin...
Spencer Neuharth Mar 2, 2021
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Video: Zombie Deer with Unbelievable Wound Caught on Trail Camera

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Video: Zombie Deer with Unbelievable Wound Caught on Trail Camera

If the video doesn’t play, follow this link to YouTube to watch. Chris Evans, a whitetail hunter from Illinois, could hardly believe what his trail cameras captured last weekend. In an October 17th photo and October 18th video, a zombie-like deer with an enormous wound passes through his property...
Spencer Neuharth Oct 25, 2020
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This Might Be the New World Record Whitetail

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This Might Be the New World Record Whitetail

Social media is abuzz this morning as deer hunters fawn over what might be the new world record whitetail. Guner Womack, a teen out of Oklahoma, arrowed this incredible 8×8 buck last night while hunting over a wheat field. “We’ve had him on camera for several years and watched him grow up,” Womack...
Spencer Neuharth Oct 23, 2019
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Official Scorers Confirm New West Virginia Whitetail Record

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Official Scorers Confirm New West Virginia Whitetail Record

Jody Dalton killed a massive whitetail with his bow in Wyoming County, West Virginia, on Nov. 6, 2020. He speculated it would beat the current state record of 188 ⅞ inches but needed to wait 60 days to get an official score. On Jan. 13, 2021, official scorers measured the buck at West Virginia...
Maggie Hudlow Jan 15, 2021
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Video: Whitetail Buck Fights Angus Bull

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Video: Whitetail Buck Fights Angus Bull

Hunter Weber of Buckley, Illinois, makes the rounds scouting for deer almost every day in November. Despite spending tons of time observing whitetails during the rut, he witnessed something last weekend that he’s never seen before. In an encounter that lasts just over a minute, a young whitetail...
Spencer Neuharth Nov 23, 2020
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The Dumbest Poacher of 2019

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The Dumbest Poacher of 2019

Earlier this month, Dugan Traversie entered a plea deal with prosecutors for his role in a poaching case that dates back to last fall. Traversie was ordered to pay $9,000 in restitution to Timber Lake Elk Ranch, one-year probation, and one year without hunting. Since the judgement by the U.S...
Spencer Neuharth Jun 17, 2020
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