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The best tips for how to create and maintain food plots, mineral sites, game camera surveys, habitat enhancements, water sources, predator control, quality deer management and more.

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ATA 2017: Pour It On with Rack Up Trophy Class Liquid

Evolved Habitats, America’s most-trusted brand of wildlife nutritional products engineered to attract and hold wildlife, released its advanced Rack-Up Trophy Class mineral mix supplement in 2016 – a breakthrough deer management product containing the highest concentrations of Phosphorus, Magnesium and Calcium ever produced by Evolved. New for 2017, Evolved Habitats expands on the success of...

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How to Transform Bedding Areas, Create Deer Ambush Sites

A lot of deer hunters are interested in managing their properties for good deer habitat. But Jim Ward of Iowa City, Iowa, is taking things way beyond just planting a food plot and hoping deer show up. Ward, who runs Jim Ward’s Whitetail Academy, manipulates the landscape to create buck bedding areas, preferred trails...

Bucks hang out together at some times of the year but research shows that big bucks tend to be loners and want their own space.

DDH Classic: Grandpa’s Food Plot Proverbs and Secrets

Believe it or not, many old truisms, proverbs and old-time sayings teach valuable lessons when farming for wildlife. 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 wonderful relationships …...

The Stampede is redesigned and has numerous options, along with scads of personal customization options.

Hot Gear: New Bad Boy Stampede XTR

Bad Boy Off Road, a Textron Specialized Vehicles brand, has gone the extra mile so drivers can do even more with the new 80HP Stampede XTR 4×4. A gas-powered side-by-side, the Stampede XTR features four spacious, forward-facing seats and best-in-class 30 cubic feet of storage space to accommodate family and friends who enjoy working...

In exteme conditions, plan accordingly for your coyote hunts to be successful.

Best Predator Hunting Tips for Extreme Weather Conditions

Weather invades nearly every decision you make on a daily basis so much so it has invaded popular culture and even overtaken hit song titles. Humans aren’t unlike their animal ancestors when it comes to the importance of weather and survival. It affects every living thing, especially behavior. If coyotes are your targets then...

Is culling a myth or reality when it comes to whitetail deer management? Can you selectively kill and manage wild bucks to achieve mature bucks with big antlers if that is your goal? Some ranches in Texas define cull bucks as small-racked bucks at a certain age, while hunters in other states may see spikes or unusual racks as culls.

Culling Bucks: Does It Really Work?

Man has always strived to be the best at what he does, and this same attitude applies to deer hunting, and more importantly, deer management. As a consequence of sportsmen’s insatiable desire to pursue larger-racked bucks and managers’ willingness to satisfy their requests, a variety of techniques have been tested to augment the size...

Deer react to hunting pressure perhaps far greater than hunters realize. Having thick, quality bedding areas that offer security helps greatly across all age spectrums.

Create the Nastiest, Most Beneficial Bedding Areas

Big bucks love secure bedding areas, and providing them on smaller properties is often the only way to hold them, at least a portion of the time. Though cover might not be limited in most areas, high-quality cover often is. Creating high-quality cover is not as hard as many people believe. It can be...