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captive deer

Pope and Young Rips High-Fence Deer Hunting Operations

With attention growing about captive deer and elk, high fences, diseases and ethical questions, hunters throughout the country are expressing opinions for and against “captive” cervids and their place in the hunting world. The Pope and Young Club recently issued a statement on the situation in regard to deer hunting, hunting other species, and...

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Turkey Season Bonus: To Decoy or Not to Decoy?

By Brian Lovett Video Courtesy of Shane Simpson and callingallturkeys.com Depending on who’s talking, turkey decoys are the greatest turkey hunting tool since the yelper or the biggest scourge since blackhead disease. No one can deny that in the right situations, decoys are an integral part of a turkey hunter’s arsenal. The trick is...

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Great Hearing Protection for Avid Shooters

Are you an avid firearm shooter? Do you constantly find yourself wishing you had better “ears” after a long day of shedding lead? Stop settling for subpar in-ear protection that may not protect your ears. Pro Ears are advanced electronic ear and hearing protection for shooting, hunting and any kind of industrial applications. Pro...

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The Whitetail’s Secret Weapon: Birth Timing

By John J. Ozoga, Deer & Deer Hunting Contributor The whitetails’ reproductive cycle is geared to giving birth when conditions are best for newborn fawn survival. As you progress northward in the whitetail’s geographic range, a greater percentage of the fawns will be born during a relatively brief period in late May and early...

Ultimate Hunting Knife

Do You Know the Best Way to Sharpen a Knife?

It doesn’t matter if you’re a hunter, outdoorsman, knife enthusiast, collector or even an experienced survivalist or do-it-yourselfer, learning the basics of knife sharpening often takes a backseat to more pressing matters. It’s a question on everyone’s mind — what’s the fastest, easiest way for me to sharpen a knife, and what’s the best...

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Manage Deer Food Sources Carefully in Drought Conditions

Antler quality parallels the nutrition status of a deer’s diet, which is composed of a variety of succulents, particularly forbs and brush species. Although nutritionally strong and highly digestible, forbs occur primarily in spring and occasionally, depending on rainfall, throughout the year. By Bob Zaiglin Protein-fortified forbs grow antlers, but brush sustains deer. During...

potcalls

Turkey Season Bonus: 10 Must-Know Friction Calling Techniques for Spring!

Video courtesy of Shane Simpson and callingallturkeys.com. Everyone loves pot-and-peg calls for spring turkey hunting, but are you truly maximizing the potential of these great devices? Here, turkey calling champion Scott Ellis gives you 10 phenomenal pointers to have you yelping like a pro in no time. Striker Angle One of the first critical...

Tailtales

Did You Know? 8 Messages Deer Send With Their Tails

When you spot a deer, study its tail. What you observe will help you make smart hunting decisions. Of course, the deer’s body language is important to watch, too. It goes hand in hand in with what the tail is doing. By Tom Carpenter But the tail’s actions are a very visible, clear and...