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Buffalo County: Big-Buck Hunting Paradise, Part 1

by Daniel E. Schmidt If you’re looking to hunt trophy whitetails, it’s really tough to beat the outfitting and leasing options in Buffalo County, Wisconsin. And, if you give me the option, I will go with an outfitter every time. The price comparisons are negligible, and the the comfort of an outfitted hunt can’t...

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The Season: Deer Mount Stirs Excitement

Two days until bow season starts here in Wisconsin. I’m absolutely coming out of my skin. Can’t really sleep at night; can’t concentrate at work … especially when work is writing, talking and thinking about deer and deer hunting! Spent my lunch hour driving to Mike Laskowski’s Spring Creek Taxidermy shop in Amherst, Wis.,...

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Have You Seen This Incredible Johnny King Buck Video?

If you’ve been keeping up with the Johnny King Buck saga, no doubt you know about the amazing Wisconsin buck and how Boone and Crockett will be officially scoring the deer’s monstrous rack on Sept. 22 in Montana. What you might have missed, however, is the Deer Talk Now webcast on Wednesday that featured...

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We Tip Our Hats to Boone and Crockett

  “It takes less time to do things right than to explain why you did it wrong.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow   by Daniel E. Schmidt No truer words have ever been spoken. In the wake of tonight’s landmark news that will most likely forever change the annals of deer hunting history, the Boone...

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DMAP: A Deer Hunting Fix or Fallacy for State Herds?

As the dust settles from the many months of speculation and political posturing over Wisconsin’s deer czar report, hunters are still left wondering what will become of the final recommendations. Earlier this week, Texas deer biologist James Kroll (known as Dr. Deer) issued the report amidst much fanfare. As reported here on the Whitetail...

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James Kroll Wisconsin Deer Report: No Sizzle, No Steak

After months of waiting and thousands of forum and blog comments made across the blogosphere, Texas deer biologist James “Dr. Deer” Kroll has issued his final recommendations to “fix” Wisconsin’s so-called deer problem. BY DANIEL E. SCHMIDT, D&DH EDITOR If a tree falls in front of 700,000 deer hunters, would anyone hear it? That...