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Grow ’em Big: How to Create Deer Bedding Areas

In this episode of Grow ’em Big, Steve Bartylla explains how a chainsaw can be a deer manager’s best friend when planning improvements to habitat. Learn the do’s and don’ts about hinge-cutting trees, and discover how man-made bedding areas can hold deer on a property all year long. Hinge cutting involves cutting through a tree...

Pennsylvania hunters finally have season dates for the 2015-16 season along with bag limits to start planning hunting trips.

Deer Seasons, Bag Limits Set with Some Changes

More than 746,000 antlerless deer permits have been approved and allocated to wildlife management units for deer hunters as final season dates and bag limits have been approved in one of the nation’s most deer-crazy states. The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners has set hunting and trapping seasons and bag limits for the 2015-16...

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5 Deer Management Tips for Your Small Property

In the last few weeks of our new webcast, Grow ’em Big with Steve Bartylla, his advice has been about laying the groundwork for your deer management goals before starting anything on your property. That’s just common sense, isn’t it? You wouldn’t start planting a garden without plowing the ground or adding any fertilizer or...

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Speed Talk! Twenty Deer Hunting Questions Answered!

Deer Talk Now wanted your questions about deer and deer hunting, and the response was overwhelming with great ideas! In this latest episode of Deer Talk Now, the web’s only show dedicated to deer and deer hunting, you’ll hear hosts Dan Schmidt and Brad Rucks discuss fawn percentages and antler growth, the best way...

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Wisconsin: No Doe Hunting in 2014?

Deer hunters in the northern one-third of Wisconsin will likely not be able to shoot antlerless deer this fall, due to the effects of the brutal winters of 2013 and 2014. The Wisconsin DNR is recommending no doe hunting for most of the northern one-third of the state. According to reports, more than 40...

Some Northern deer hunters will be hard pressed to see adult bucks in the next few seasons. In some areas, three entire age classes will be affected by the past two brutal winters. (D&DH photo)

Deer Hunting Predictions for 2014 and Beyond

If you thought last year was slim pickings for seeing adult bucks on the land you hunt, you’re probably not going to like what’s in store for this year and beyond. Deer and Deer Hunting Editor Dan Schmidt provides his predictions for Northern whitetail hunters for 2014 and beyond. As we exit our worst...