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Deer Talk Now: Scrape Secrets

Curious about mock scrapes and how to use preorbital lure at them? Check the latest Deer Talk Now webcast with Deer & Deer Hunting publisher Brad Rucks and Brian Lovett of Turkey & Turkey Hunting as they welcome mock scrape expert Steve Sorensen.  

Brandon Bates, left, has experienced the highs and lows of chasing whitetails and elk throughout the country.

Thinking Elk? Readjust Your Expectations, Patience

Deer hunters often daydream of pursuing a big bugling elk in the mountains, but chasing a whitetail is different in many ways than going after an elk. Different skill sets and expectations are required. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation offers three tips to help new elk hunters make the transition from fantasy to reality....

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Deer Talk Now: Ask The Experts!

Curious about scent control or how long you can keep venison in a freezer? When should you stop pruning limbs and clearing brush before opening day of deer season? Check the latest Deer Talk Now webcast with Deer & Deer Hunting editor Dan Schmidt and Brian Lovett of Turkey & Turkey Hunting as they...

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Butcher A Deer Yourself or Get It Processed?

The scene is the same across the country. After opening day of gun season, garages, dining room tables and even barns are converted into makeshift butcher shops. Many hunters pull out their sharpest knives, grab a roll of freezer paper and start the process of “making venison.” Handmade Knives Stay Sharper And then, there’s...

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DNR Plans Deer Hunts At Nature Preserves

In an effort to control deer populations impacting native plant communities, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ (ODNR) Division of Natural Areas and Preserves, in conjunction with the ODNR Division of Parks, will again coordinate special gun and archery deer hunts at seven state nature preserves across the state. High quality habitats at several...

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Sight In Your Rifle Scope For More Success

My wife asked recently why we have four trash bags full of plastic milk jugs piled up in a corner of our garage, instead of putting them in the recycling bin with the other stuff accumulated each week in our household. By Alan Clemons, Southern Managing Editor Because, I replied, when I want to...

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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...

Ted Nugent has been rocking for more than 50 years and always celebrates America on Memorial Day weekend.

Nugent Kicks Off New “Deer Talk Now” Web Show

IOLA, Wis. – Longtime hunter, outspoken conservationist and legendary rock star Ted Nugent will be the first guest on Wednesday’s inaugural “Deer Talk Now,” a live talk show about whitetail deer from Deer & Deer Hunting. Nugent has hunted for more than 50 years throughout the United States and Canada for whitetail deer, bear,...

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Women-Only Event Planned for June

Women with an interest in learning a variety of outdoor skills may want to save the dates of June 1-3, 2012 and register for the Becoming An Outdoorswoman (BOW) workshop to be held at the Chimney Corners YMCA Camp in Becket, Mass. This weekend experience is designed for adult women, who choose from variety...