Back 40 Episode 5: Doug Duren Shows Up for Pre-Rut

Back 40 Episode 5: Doug Duren Shows Up for Pre-Rut

Fall has settled across the Back 40, and deer season is in full swing. With a few target bucks identified, I’ve invited Doug Duren to hunt the late October pre-rut. Both of us are disciples of conservation writer Aldo Leopold, who famously advocated for Americans to develop a new land ethic. Leopold challenged us to shift our relationship with the land, to act as stewards instead of conquerors.

We’d love to tag a big buck, but deer down or not, we’ll explore how a small property in Michigan can model Leopold’s land ethic for modern America.

Follow along all season and be sure to subscribe to our Whitetail Weekly newsletter for updates. Click here to watch episodes one, two, three, four, and five.

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