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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...

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Hunters, Breeders at Odds in Debate About Deer as ‘Livestock’

Deer hunters, breeders, a conservation department and a state legislature are at odds over a brewing situation about the possible reclassification of white-tailed deer as livestock. During an April 14 meeting at the state capitol, the Missouri Whitetail Breeders and Hunting Ranch Association threw its support to the public and lawmakers in its request...

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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

By Bob Zaiglin 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. Protein-fortified forbs grow antlers, but brush sustains deer. During...

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Gun Safety, Target Shooting Among Set Your Sights Events

Bass Pro Shops stores across the country will host “Set Your Sights” events featuring free firearms seminars covering optics and other accessories, conceal carry laws and equipment, target shooting, and gun care and safety.  These events, scheduled for April 25-27, also will offer free giveways and chances to win a Savage rimfire .22 LR rifle or...

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Deer Feeding Ending, But Was It a Success?

The worst winter in more than a century, still lingering well into spring, has affected white-tailed deer and wildlife to the point that a hotly-debated supplemental feeding program was attempted to provide the animals some relief. The question is, will about $200,000 spent on the supplemental food distributed by volunteers help the deer or...

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NFL Prospect Jacob Pedersen Has Passion for Football and Hunting

University of Wisconsin tight end Jacob Pedersen took some time off from calling turkeys and preparing for next month’s NFL draft to talk with Deer & Deer Hunting about his passion for the outdoors and hunting whitetails. Pedersen, who grew up hunting and fishing with his family in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, hauled in 17...

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Wildlife Commissions Discussing a Merger?

When state agencies start talking about merging, especially those involving wildlife and fisheries, folks tend to take notice. A Pennsylvania Legislative Budget and Finance Committee has released a report about a merger between the state’s Fish and Boat Commission and Game Commission. The last formal discussions were about 11 years ago. Nothing is finalized or...

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Life Should Be a Series of Bullseyes

God I love my life! Never a dull moment I assure you. Still recuperating from and wallowing in the over the top happiness from the highest of highs of the greatest hunting season of my life, and continually testing myself each day with post double knee replacement surgery pain management, (OUCH!) I am now...