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Deer Talk Now: Food Plots and the Drought

Questions about food plots, habitat, fertilizer and more are among the most-asked by hunters every year, and Steve Scott of the Whitetail Institute of North America addresses some of those concerns on this episode of Deer Talk Now. Topics include soil testing, fertilizer, which plants may be most beneficial and more. Scott was emphatic...

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Mineral Sites for Deer: Instant Attraction

by Daniel E. Schmidt Talk about instant success! These photos are just two of more than 700 that Deer & Deer Hunting contributor Cory Johnson capture with his Cuddeback Attack camera over the past two weeks. Cory is a big-time whitetail fanatic, and he grows some dandy bucks. The secret to his success with...

Habitat management should involve a broad spectrum of things that may include food plot management.

Habitat Management: Seeing The Big Picture

What are your goals for habitat management on your property? Do they involve an overall plan for habitat and forests or existing timber? Or have you separated them into two categories believing they shouldn’t be managed in concert? Doing the latter could create problems, which is why it’s usually best to manage with an...

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Soybeans for Deer Food Plots

Nothing beats soybeans for deer food plots when it comes to nutrition, tonnage and attraction. by Don Higgins I smiled when I saw the small group of deer headed for the plot of standing corn. I had been debating my friend Todd Hewing about what was the best late-season food-plot crop for whitetails. Todd...

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Up Close with Lee & Tiffany

A common misconception about Lee & Tiffany Lakosky is they were born into deer hunting royalty. This is simply not true. Like many of the high-profile deer hunters who came before him, Lee Lakosky had to learn how to hunt deer on his own. That involved a lot of trial and error. “I got...