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Grow ‘em Big with the Best Clover Food Plot Tactics

Whitetail deer love clover and it’s not difficult to create a fantastic food plot full of delicious clover they will enjoy and benefit from for years. What is the best food plot for deer? It very well could be clover, because clover is easily digestible and has a high protein content. The best thing...

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Products in Action: Ruger Gunsite Composite Scout Rifle for Deer Hunting

Ruger’s Gunsite Scout Rifle was designed to be an all-around gun that anyone could use for self-defense, hunting or target shooting, and chambered in .308 it’s more than enough to take down deer and big game. This year Ruger is offering the lightweight composite version, which shaves weight while retaining the durability and accuracy...

With ladder stands it's best to have a buddy to help you get them put up, especially with some of the 2-man stands that are heavier or taller. Be safe!

Deer Talk Now: How to Set Up a Ladder Stand Safely for Deer Hunting

Hunting deer and other big game animals from elevated stands is nothing new, with Native Americans and pioneers utilizing bluffs, trees and other perches to see animals approaching. But today we have the incredible luxury of sturdy metals, weather-resistant seats that are comfortable, and the ability to put these ladder stands pretty much wherever...

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Three Arrested for Multiple Wildlife Violations

After a Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division investigation, three men turned themselves into authorities for alleged deer and alligator violations in Plaquemines and Jefferson parishes. On June 16 Blake A. Mitchell, 29, of Gretna, turned himself in to Jefferson and Plaquemines parish authorities. On June 17 Stephen Black, 19, of Slidell,...

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Food Facts: Secrets of a Whitetail’s Stomach

Hunters often wonder about deer finding quality nutrition before natural foods and agricultural crops become abundant in spring, and then later in the year when thoughts turn to natural browse and supplemental food plots. Here, courtesy of John J. Ozoga’s insights in Deer & Deer Hunting, is some insight into how the whitetail’s amazing digestive...

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Hunters Asked to Help With Manhunt for New York Escapees

Law enforcement officials in New York are asking hunters with game cameras in operation to report any suspicious images found on their cameras as the manhunt continues for two escaped killers. Richard Matt and David Sweat escaped from the maximum security Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora on June 6. Their elaborate plan included cutting...

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Grow ’em Big: Best Deer Food Plots Incorporate Smorgasbord Effect

Learn how to attract deer to your property at all times during the season by offering them everything they need in one food plot. Grow ’em Big host and veteran land manager Steve Bartylla explains how to create a smorgasbord effect on even the smallest of properties. You can easily do this through smart...

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Overnight Deer Jerky Recipe With Tabasco Sauce

With several jerky recipes in our 301 Venison Recipes cookbook, which was created from user submissions, you’re sure to find one with a nuance that you might like. This particular recipe was submitted by Ralph Krepp of Franklin, Pa., and includes Tabasco sauce, onion powder, garlic powder and liquid smoke. That’s a nice combination of flavors...

Deer have incredible senses that alert them to danger, aid in reproduction and help them locate food sources. Learning more about whitetail behavior can help you score this season.

How to Get Into the Mind of a White-tailed Deer

During a spring turkey hunt I eased to the edge of a treeline near a small, secluded food plot and peered through with my binoculars for birds in the field. Instead of hens and a longbeard, I saw two big ears perked up and an anterless deer looking in my direction. It wasn’t stamping the...

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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...