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antlergrowth

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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Deer Seasons Expanded, a Welcome Change for Hunters

At least one state is expanding deer hunting opportunities for the upcoming season, a welcome change for hunters who seem more often these days to hear about limits, cutbacks, restrictions or laws affecting them. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission at its March 27 public hearing approved expanded mule deer seasons in several counties....

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Just How Much is Your Deer Hunting Rifle Worth?

Researching gun values just became simpler and more reliable. Now you can use Find Guns, powered by Gun Digest, on your computer or mobile device. Forget Googling secondhand information from Joe Gun Collector to get the latest shaky estimate on how much a used or antique gun or deer rifle is fetching. Find Guns...

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Drones Deemed Unethical, Unsporting for Hunting

Trophies scouted or taken with the assistance of drones/unmanned aerial vehicles are not eligible for entry in Boone and Crockett records. The organization made the announcement March 26. “These highly sophisticated, remote-controlled aircraft have no place in fair-chase hunting,” said Richard Hale, chairman of the Club’s Big Game Records Committee. “The Boone and Crockett...

Venison Kababs

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...

Prescribed burning is one great way to eliminate understory growth and leaf litter, and rejuvenate the soil.

Interactive Habitat Workshop Can Benefit Deer, Wildlife

One of the best ways to help your wildlife is by providing the best habitat possible on your property, with prescribed burns, elimination of exotic or invasive species, and cultivation or nurturing of native species beneficial to deer, songbirds and other wildlife. The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will host a Practical Wildlife Habitat Management...

Dan Brad DTN

Great Tips to Shoot Your Bow Better, Kill More Deer

Do you shoot your bow well? Do you hit targets where you want, group them well, have consistent accuracy and confidence at longer distances? If not, then it’s time to dial it up a notch. Dan Schmidt and Brad Rucks offer some of their top tips for bowhunting, improving your shooting skills and how...

Whitetail Buck Deer (Photo by NPS)

How Much Tax Money Will Your State Get?

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced March 25 that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will distribute nearly $1.1 billion in excise tax revenues paid by sportsmen and sportswomen to state and territorial fish and wildlife agencies to fund fish and wildlife conservation and recreation projects across the nation. “People who enjoy hunting,...

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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...