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Do Wounded Deer Circle Sometimes?

  Most deer shot through the vitals die quickly and run only a short distance and only in one direction before going down. Wounded deer that don’t go down quickly, though, seldom run a straight line after being hit. Most begin curving a little left or right after traveling a short distance. Directions often...

Chronic Wasting Disease is fatal to deer and now is in more than two dozen states and Canadian provinces.

CWD Found in Deer in Previously Uninfected Area

Officials have discovered chronic wasting disease in yet another deer but in a previously unaffected area, and are awaiting the test results from about 2,500 other deer to see if the fatal disease is found anywhere else. Officials with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture discovered through tests that a deer on a deer farm...

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I Could Have Faked my Deer Survey Answers, But Didn’t

Whack! Another deer hit by a vehicle. Deer munching flowers and gardens. Deer getting squirrelly during the breeding season and running through neighborhoods, playgrounds and around town. Deer, basically, being deer, but with a lot of humans around. It’s not a new problem. But some officials in New Jersey are trying to get some...

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Spicy-Sweet Venison Loin, in a Flash (With Video!)

How many times have you ever heard chefs remind you to not overcook meat or it’ll become dry, chewy and something akin to an inedible boot heel? Yeah? A few times? Maybe your mother or grandmother or Uncle Pitmaster who won’t let anyone near his custom grill has said that. “Don’t overcook it!” you’ll...

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Turkey Season Bonus: 9 Sneaky Tricks for Troublesome Toms

Video courtesy of Shane Simpson and callingallturkeys.com. Have a problem turkey? We have solutions, courtesy of renowned turkey hunting writer Steve Hickoff. Turkey Won’t Fly Down Last night’s roosted gobbler might be waiting for the talkative daybreak hen you’ve been imitating to walk to his limb tree. And waiting some more. You each want...

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The Whitetail’s Annual Miracle: Antler Casting and Regeneration

Editor’s note: Spring is a time of rebirth, and nothing illustrates that like the whitetail’s annual cycle of antler loss and regrowth. Here are some incredible insights into this process courtesy of Deer & Deer Hunting‘s John J. Ozoga. Antler Casting Although the timing of antler growth is quite synchronized by photoperiod, generally starting...

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You Must Try These Jamaican Venison Kebabs With a Jerk Kick

Our friends at Food for Hunters have what looks like a stupendously easy venison dish to prepare for a weekend hangout with friends and family. Kebabs are simple, everyone likes them or some variation and if you have someone who’s not into beef or venison then chicken can be substituted. Heck, make some of...

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Turkey Season Bonus: The 7 Absolute-Musts for Success This Spring!

Got Birds? If your goal is to shoot a turkey, you’re only going to find success where there are birds — preferably decent numbers of them — to hunt. You can’t call in phantom gobblers. The challenge becomes getting out, finding birds and identifying a good place to hunt, whether it’s public or private...

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Shed Antlers: Did You Know?

Editor’s note: If you’re a whitetail nut, you’re probably thinking about shed hunting right now. Here are some incredible shed antler insights from the inimitable Charlie Alsheimer’s writings in Deer & Deer Hunting. One of the most incredible things about whitetails is their ability grow a new set of antlers each year and then...

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How High Should I Hang My Tree Stands?

  How high should I hang my stands? This is one of the most common questions in bowhunting. Elevated hunting’s No. 1 selling point is literally rising above the astute noses of the game we pursue. In bowhunting, there’s another majorly important consideration: Undetected shot execution during the conspicuous draw cycle. Tugging a bowstring to...