Whitetail Deer

  • Giant Boone and Crockett Non-Typical Deer Hit by Car

    It happens just about every year sometime in late summer. Someone hits a giant deer with their vehicle and the whole deer hunting social media world blows up. This year, it just happened to take place in Kentucky. The Ft. Campbell Fish and Wildlife Facebook page made an announcement earlier...

  • Women and Hunting

    For women and most men too, there's an overwhelming rush and feeling that comes on strong after killing an animal. Both sexes will benefit from these words. My father James was an excellent teacher when it came to all things outdoors. He loved hunting and wanted to share his passion...

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Kicking Bear Youth Camps Introduce Kids to Christ and the Outdoors

I’ve always said I don’t know who or where I’d be if it weren’t for the outdoors. It’s had that big of an impact on my life. And I know I’m not the only one. There are millions of people around the world who have been changed, at least in...


6 Types of Maps and How They Help Deer Hunters

I’ve always been a huge proponent of using low-impact scouting methods before implementing in-the-field scouting tactics. The digital age we live in puts numerous tools at our disposal that can help us make wiser decisions when selecting, managing and hunting a given property. If you want me to be frank,...


10 Important Takeaways from the 2017 QDMA Convention

If you travel enough, there are certain things you learn to expect when flying with commercial airliners. Rude people. Lost luggage. Terrible aromas. But getting peed on by an overhead bin? That's not one of them. I guess there's a first for that, too. Because it happened on the return...


The Fight Against Feral Hogs Rages On

Hogs. They’re a huge problem not only for agriculture but also for deer and deer hunting, too. I recently attended the 2017 Quality Deer Management Association Convention where I sat in on a seminar. During that talk, Dr. Glen Gentry with LSU and the Bob R Jones Idlewild Research Station...


6 Little Things That Will Make Big Habitat Improvements

I recently trekked down to New Orleans, Louisiana, where I attended the 2017 Quality Deer Management Association Convention . It was chocked full of deer facts and good fun yet again. From enlightening seminars to enjoyable social events, this year’s convention was a grand one. One of the events that...


Why You Should Plant Fall Food Plots for Deer

There has always been a special coalition between man and the land with which we are briefly entrusted. Whether you’re a row crop farmer in the Midwest or a cattle rancher in Texas, an internal passion burns. Regardless if we own 10,000 acres or lease 100, the opportunity to act...


QDM Cooperatives: The Future of Deer Management on Small Properties

To implement a Quality Deer Management (QDM) program , one initially needs two things — a piece of ground to manage and good reliable information. Originally, QDM was only truly effective on relatively large properties of 1,000 acres or more. However, today, with QDM being both familiar and desirable to...


Whitetail Sensory: What Do Deer Really See?

Anyone who hunts deer quickly learns that the animal’s primary survival tool is its remarkable ability to accurately detect and identify even the most subtle smells. Let a deer pick up your scent and it’s game over. And benefiting from its mobile, oversized ears, it can quickly detect the slightest...


Food Plot Tip: Planting Egyptian Wheat as a Plot Screen

Food plots have become a big part of deer management and hunting plans throughout the country. Providing additional nutrient-rich food sources for whitetails and other wildlife is both beneficial for them and increases your odds of success come hunting season. And as we’ve covered in previous discussions, planting the right...


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5 Great Small Caliber Deer Hunting Rifles for 2017

It seems these days that everyone is all about the big guns. Everybody wants to pack a cannon to the deer woods. However, it isn’t necessary. And most smaller calibers (where legal) are plenty capable of getting the job done on deer-sized game. New Winchester Deer Season XP 64-Grain Bullet...


15 Tips for Bowhunting Deer in the West

Bowhunting deer in the West is a different ball game than hunting them in the East. It takes a separate set of skills and tactics to get the job done. Here are a few short tips to get you started. The 2017 Obsession Bow Product Line Read the records. Knowing...


Iowa Reduces Available Deer Tags Due to CWD

Anyone who has applied or paid any attention to Iowa’s tough non-resident draw system for deer hunting understands how hard it is to get a tag for the state. Well, it’s about to get harder. The Iowa DNR is cutting the number of available buck tags for the 2017-18 season...


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