Evidence indicates that summer food stress can contribute to unusually high white-tailed deer newborn fawn mortality often mistakenly credited to predation.
Food plots require planning and labor but return significant benefits in overall wildlife health, attraction and retention on your hunting property.
How can weight-forward arrow designs — tapered or built-in weight forward — improve your accuracy and benefit your bowhunting pursuits?
When it's time to select a new deer hunting rifle, it's best to choose the one that will suit your style more than something flashy, cool or expensive.
Studies show 8-point bucks are the most common, making up 50 percent of antlered deer in mature buck age classes, and most deer hunters are fine with that.
Expressing your opinions to state wildlife officials can give them valuable insight to what's going on in the public and help drive management decisions.
When summer is drawing to a close and deer hunting is just on the horizon, velvet-antlered bucks cruise large agricultural fields and discs slice the ground as new fall food plots are sewn. Even the oaks begin to sag from the weight of acorns. The food sources that exist during the opening few weeks...
By creating a definitive bedding area, you are likely to hold big bucks on the property and have a better idea of where they will be during hunting season.
Hunters, anglers and outdoors enthusiasts have millions of acres throughout the United States to enjoy thanks to the National Wildlife Refuge System, and more opportunities may be on the way.
Through habitat management, careful selection and hinge cutting trees, one Midwest hunter is creating great buck bedding areas that help keep deer on his property and provide great hunting locations during the season. You can create these on your property, too.