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Grandpa’s Food Plot Secrets

Believe it or not, many old truisms, proverbs and old-time sayings teach valuable lessons when farming for wildlife. By Matt Harper I had the pleasure and opportunity to know my grandparents when I was young. My grandparents were born in the early 1900s and lived long lives. This provided me with many years of...

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Is It Deer Decoy Season?

It might sound a little strange, but according to Deer & Deer Hunting field editor Les Davenport, now is the the time to think about deer decoys for rut hunts. If that doesn’t compute, here’s why: Man-made products such as deer decoys carry distinct odors, none familiar to deer, Davenport explains. These foreign smells...

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Give Feeders A Little Pre-Spring TLC

Spring is arriving in the Southeast in fits, with temperatures in the upper 70s and mild nights giving way to the occasional blast of chilly lows in the 30s or 40s. by Alan Clemons For our friends in the upper Midwest and Northeast, well, I can’t say we feel your pain. We don’t know...

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Can Deer Really Hear Better than Humans?

Because deer have rather large ears, it makes sense that they can hear better than humans, right? Or can they? Many hunters assume that because deer have ears three times bigger than ours they can probably hear three times better. Some unpublished data from Art Stattleman of the University of Georgia tried to quantify...

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The Complete Guide to Mineral Sites Online Course

Do you know the difference between a mineral lick and a mineral supplement? Or what five minerals are the most important for herd health? D&DH Field Editor Matt Harper has the answers to these questions and more in “The Complete Guide to Mineral Sites.” This Online Course is perfect for those interested in short-...