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26 Episodes for 2015!
Grow ’em Big is a new deer management show hosted by Steve Bartylla and will run bi-weekly. The info-packed show will provide top-end management techniques Bartylla has honed during his 25-plus years of managing some of North America’s premier deer hunting properties. The end result is a show designed to make your deer hunting easier through proven and efficient land-management practices.
- About This Blog The Deer & Deer Hunting staff has used a lot of gear, but what stood out? You’ll find that and more on this blog. Subscribe to posts via RSS.
- About This Blog I hope that my meditations on natural resources will offer an escape for hunters pushing back against some modern trends in deer hunting. – Jacob Edson, D&DH managing editor Subscribe to posts via RSS.
- About This Blog The key to hunting big bucks at any time of the season usually begins and ends with prudent scouting and meticulous notes. Want to kill the biggest buck of your life this fall? Take some time to analyze last year’s hunting logs or, at the minimum, try to pinpoint the travel routes bucks used most ...
- Grad Student: Advocate Conservation with College-Age Hunters A Clemson University graduate student’s research gauging young adults’ interest in hunting suggests that the demographic can play a key role in the future of wildlife conservation.
- Create Awesome Slow-Cooked Venison with the Sweet Smell of Smoke Discover the secrets of smoking, an age-old venison preservation and flavoring process. Then put the techniques to work creating your own smoked meats.
- How to Pick Your Best Bow Sight for Deer Hunting Fiber optic sights for bowhunting are great in low-light situations because they help hunters, but knowing why and how they work is important for success.
- Become A One-Man Wildlife Army for the Outdoors There is a vast, stunning, towering, soul cleansing forest in the swamplands of southern Michigan that an uppity guitar player planted by hand. With many indigenous coniferous and deciduous species of trees, some now more than 45 years old, this mystical woodland paradise is living proof that real honest to God sweat equity prioritized stewardship ...
- 20 Stunning Skinning Knives Just In Time For Deer Season There are any number of blade patterns you could select for a skinning knife, but why are they shaped the way they are? Check out these 20 stunning knives and find out more about their functionality.
- Food Factor: How Nutrition Affects Maternal Care Between Does and Fawns Evidence indicates that summer food stress can contribute to unusually high white-tailed deer newborn fawn mortality often mistakenly credited to predation.
- 7 Great Tips to Plant Your Best Deer Food Plots Food plots require planning and labor but return significant benefits in overall wildlife health, attraction and retention on your hunting property.
- Strive to Pursue the Quality and Craftsmanship of American-Made If you’re hesitant to buy a foreign car or truck, what’s stopping you from using the same logic about American-made products when it comes to your next shotgun or hunting crossbow purchase?
- Hype or Innovation: Weight-Forward Arrows for Bowhunting How can weight-forward arrow designs — tapered or built-in weight forward — improve your accuracy and benefit your bowhunting pursuits?
- Tenzing Offers New Line of Deer Hunting Backpacks Hunters have plenty to be concerned with when they’re pursuing deer or other game, and their gear shouldn’t add to those worries.
- How to Pick the Best Deer Rifle for Your Type of Hunting 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.
- These 7 Things Will Make Your Deer Burgers Great Venison burgers are like venison chili in that there’s no one or perfect or specific way to make them. Everyone has their own style and can create whatever they prefer, from nothing but bread and meat to a stacked masterpiece.
- Hunting Debate: What is an Average Whitetail Buck? 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.
- Get the Straight Dope for Long-Range Rifle Shots The longest rifle shot I ever took and made on a deer was several hundred yards, which sounds impressive until you get the whole story and then it isn’t.
- Old Does May Be the Smartest Deer in the Woods We all love big bucks because they certainly are smart, crafty and majestic. But truth be told, they have nothing on wise, old does. Hunting them is tough.
- How Your Opinion Can Affect Deer Season Decisions 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.
- Plant These to Attract, Keep More Deer on Your Land 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 of ...
- The Soulless Dishonesty of Political Correctness Everyone with a soul, a brain, a heart, a conscience, logic, commonsense and an instinctual sense of decency and honesty knows that the self-inflicted scourge of political correctness is a license to lie and deny truth.
- Create the Nastiest, Most Beneficial Bedding Areas for Deer Hunting 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.
- 10 National Wildlife Refuges Could See Expanded Hunting Opportunities 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.
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