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Dumping Deer Registration a Colossal Mistake

 “Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it. It’s probably one of the greatest quotes ever, but it wasn’t penned for deer management. It should have been. As my home state of Wisconsin puts the close to its annual 9-day firearms season, I’m both saddened and discouraged over our future. This was...

Ted and his son, Fleetwood, enjoy hunting and the outdoors as do all of the Nugent family.

Happy Deerhunting ThanXgiving Everyday America

As I trudge joyfully through building, blowing, beautiful snow drifts back to my little Michigan log cabin, my sense of giving thanks could not be more clear or powerful. My pure, natural hands-on participation in God’s miraculous creation as a hunter/gatherer of His precious gifts of life giving renewable resources forces me to admit...

Still images are great if your camera's settings are fast enough but during the peak rut, bucks chasing does may be a flash unless you're in video mode.

How to Use the Video Advantage During the Rut

There are not many things better than to check a trail camera during the rut. The anticipation of what is on the camera and how many bucks are coming through during shooting hours is crazy. By Jeremy Flinn Some of the excitement can quickly turn to frustration with motion blurs and a deer’s rear ends....

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Find More Deer by Following Natural Food Trends

What’s the key to successful deer hunting? The answer is two-fold: Knowledge makes you powerful, but wisdom provides for consistent success. Highly populated whitetail herds certainly provide opportunities for some hunters to blunder into success here and there, but true whitetail wisdom is what will separate you from the guy who fills his buck...

Chasing small game is a great way to reinvigorate your hunting appetite and put some other game meat on the table!

Man Does Not Live by Backstraps Alone!

Lord have mercy! November 19, 2015, and our beloved deerseasons across America not only throttle on relentlessly, but lo and behold, I believe many of us are actually increasing our pursuits in intensity and passion. Can this be? Can we maintain this indefatigable predator pace? Can we possibly keep this madness up? By Ted...

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Intro to Archery: Build a Bowhunting Community

When I decided to learn archery and how to bowhunt, I never realized I would be joining such a supportive and enthusiastic community. Yet that is one of the many side benefits to this fun sport — the camaraderie within the bowhunting family and the welcome new bowhunters receive — no matter their age...

Dan Schmidt reviews the Rage X-Treme

Deer Debate: The Best Broadhead for PumpStation Penetration?

One of the most common questions asked by young hunters and sometimes even veterans is which broadhead is best: Mechanical or fixed? Fixed heads, of course, have been around for untold ages if you consider knapped stone heads used by primitive man and indians around the world. Once metal could be forged, hammered and...

Uncle Ted gives thanks to the United States Marine Corps members and all who serve in our great military forces around the world.

Happy Veterans Day, Everyday!

Wow! NugeBlog#114 already! The old backstrappin’ guitarplayer just keeps on hammerin’ on don’t I! You’re darn right I do, because I am inspired beyond words every day of my life by the superior humanity that I am privileged and honored to hang out with, reminded constantly that freedom is not free, and how the...