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How Brain Abscesses Affect Big Bucks

Zombie whitetails aren’t the norm but occasionally one will have a problem with what biologists identify as a brain abscess and may indeed exhibit zombie-like traits. By Alan Clemons Chas Moore, Wildlife Biologist, with the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, wrote about the problem of brain abscesses. They’re seen most often in...

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Get Outside the CrazyCities for California Blacktail Dreaming!

Raised in the historical whitetail bowhunting epicenter of Fred Bear’s Michigan “Up North” big timber country, my youthful vision of deerhunting was limited to my homestate species for many years. And quite honestly, if a guy never hunted anything else, our happy whitetail hunting cup would runneth over with total satisfaction and predator glee....

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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 Some unpublished data from Art Stattleman of the University of Georgia tried to quantify...

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Intense Whitetail Management: South Texas Lessons, Clues for Trophy Buck Potential

The white-tailed deer’s popularity is especially augmented by its adaptability and abundance. This malleable herbivore is not only abundant, but it also can live just about anywhere — from our back yards to the deep, dark forests of Canada, providing sportsmen ample and affordable hunting opportunities. By Bob Zaiglin Although the whitetail has always...

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Drones Under Attack as Unethical for Hunting

Drones may be cool to fly and get neat footage of events, but state wildlife agencies and hunters are taking aim at the unmanned flying aircraft as unethical when it comes to scouting and hunting for deer and other game animals. Wyoming Game & Fish Department is the latest state wildlife agency to take...

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Best Valentine’s Day Meals Start with Venison!

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s … Wait, wait. This isn’t a love site for singles and minglers and such. Right? Amore? Moons? Pizza pies? Where’s the venison and chili and jerky? Chances are pretty good your better half wouldn’t care for a ribbon-wrapped box of deer jerky...

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Improve Your Long Range Shooting Skills, Accuracy

What do you know about scopes, long range shooting and how to maximize your efforts with both to increase your success rate? Veteran hunter and shooter Wayne Van Zwoll has some great advice in his new book, Mastering the Art of Long Range Shooting, and some of that is presented in this excerpt: In...

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For Big Buck Success Always Track the Wind

  Properly adjusting your strategy for wind direction is crucial when hunting mature bucks. We know this, but sometimes, it’s easier said than done. Advancements in hunting technology have made that easier than ever. By Mark Kenyon Smartphone applications such as the Weather.com and AccuWeather apps provide hourly wind direction forecasts and indicate wind...