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6 Common Myths of Wild Turkey Behavior

With their position in the food chain, wild turkeys haven’t survived for millennia being careless and predictable. What makes turkey hunting fun and downright addictive is there are few hard and fast rules about wild turkey behavior. Regarding such, a veteran turkey hunting friend once commented, “Turkeys roost in trees...


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5 Reasons to Buy the New Elite Valor Budget Bow

There are a lot of great new bows on the market today. Problem is, most of them that offer flagship-level performance will also pillage your pocketbook. That makes the new Elite Valor worth a serious look. “We heard dealers and bowhunters around the country asking for an affordable bow that...


No 2019 Buck Tag in Famous Boone and Crockett County?

No 2019 buck tag. That could be life for the Buffalo County, Wisconsin, deer hunter this season. If the Buffalo County Deer Advisory Council gets its way, that is. They voted 4-1 (in favor) of the proposal last week. According to Paul A. Smith and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ,...


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Best New Budget Compound Bows for 2019

Budget bows — the compounds that are under $1,000. We all like to save a little money when we can. The good news is you can save money on bows, too. You don’t have to spend over $1,000 on a bow if you don’t want to. Plenty of great options...


DIY Planning Tips for Out-of-State Waterfowl Hunts

Every hunter’s heart holds some wanderlust, and waterfowlers are no different. In fact, we seem to love setting off for far-flung destinations and exotic locales. But our schemes must delve deeper than just identifying a spot, dreaming up a great hunt and filling the gas tank. Address these considerations before...


2019 Whitetail Report: The Current Status on Deer Processing

Deer processing. It’s a tradition and heritage unlike any other. But is it in jeopardy? Is it threatened by the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)? It’s quite possible that’s true. The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) shed light on this in its 2019 Whitetail Report . “Considering that around...


2019 Whitetail Report: Where Most Non-Resident Deer Hunters Are Going Now

For those who aren’t aware, license sales foot (most of) the bill for conservation. A host of other things such as excise taxes and grants help fund it, too. But, by in large, it’s the direct sale of licenses, tags and other state-required documentation that keeps the lights on for...


2019 Whitetail Report: New Deer-Related Automobile Accident Trends

Busted bumpers. Bashed grills. Scratches. Dents. All-out totaled cars. Safe bet — deer and highways don’t mix. It’s become enough of a problem that the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) made note of it in their 2019 Whitetail Report . “We compared the number of accidents in the most recent...


2019 Whitetail Report: What Fawn Recruitment Rates Look Like Today

I remember when every doe I saw had two (sometimes three) fawns — even into fall and winter. Today, that’s a rare sight for most hunters. In fact, in some states, it’s more common to see a doe without a fawn than with one. That’s a scary truth that is...


2019 Whitetail Report: Laws on Deer Tracking Dogs by State

Deer hunting is filled with highs and lows. The highs are great. But the lows really aren’t. One such low is when you shoot a deer and can’t find it. Hours of searching. Acres of land combed and grid-searched. It can be all for not if you don’t (or can’t)...


2019 Whitetail Report: Where Deer Urine Is and Isn’t Banned

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has affected many things — including the usage of natural deer urine and scents. Today, many states are outlawing the use of it, and are requiring hunters to use synthetic versions of the vastly popular hunting tool. The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) reported on these...


2019 Whitetail Report: Deer Disease Updates

The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) constantly fights for the conservation and preservation of deer and deer hunting. Part of that fight is the warfront on disease. This was shared in their 2019 Whitetail Report . CWD is caused by an abnormal protein referred to as a prion. Prions are...


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