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Deer Talk Now: Factors Affecting Whitetail Doe Dispersal

What affects doe dispersal, why does it happen, when does it happen and what effects does this movement have on your property and whitetail deer population? Hefty questions, aren’t they? But they’re questions hunters ask and want to know about, similar to those asked and answered in the first part of this two-part series...

Part of a good management plan includes shooting does when the population numbers dictate doing so.

Grow ’em Big: How Many Whitetail Does Should You Shoot?

Questions about doe management run rampant through the deer hunting community and often are focused on these three themes: How do you know when, where and how many does to shoot off a given property? They’re legitimate questions, of course. If you have a lot of deer or don’t have too many, figuring out...

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Deer Talk Now: Secrets Revealed About Buck Dispersal

What do you think about this idea: If you have a bunch of bucks on your property and don’t shoot any of them during the season, won’t you stockpile them for the next season and have more bigger bucks? Makes sense, eh? In this first part of a two-part series of Deer Talk Now, host...

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Grow ‘em Big with the Best Clover Food Plot Tactics

Whitetail deer love clover and it’s not difficult to create a fantastic food plot full of delicious clover they will enjoy and benefit from for years. What is the best food plot for deer? It very well could be clover, because clover is easily digestible and has a high protein content. The best thing...

With ladder stands it's best to have a buddy to help you get them put up, especially with some of the 2-man stands that are heavier or taller. Be safe!

Deer Talk Now: How to Set Up a Ladder Stand Safely for Deer Hunting

Hunting deer and other big game animals from elevated stands is nothing new, with Native Americans and pioneers utilizing bluffs, trees and other perches to see animals approaching. But today we have the incredible luxury of sturdy metals, weather-resistant seats that are comfortable, and the ability to put these ladder stands pretty much wherever...

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Grow ’em Big: Best Deer Food Plots Incorporate Smorgasbord Effect

Learn how to attract deer to your property at all times during the season by offering them everything they need in one food plot. Grow ’em Big host and veteran land manager Steve Bartylla explains how to create a smorgasbord effect on even the smallest of properties. You can easily do this through smart...

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Deer Talk Now: 3 Reasons Why You Should Shoot Skinny Arrows

Hunting arrows have come a long way just in the past few years and especially from the days of aluminum arrows that could easily bend, were big and made noise when you hit your bow rest accidentally during a shot. Today’s arrows are lean, mean flying screamers. They have carbon fiber designs and are...

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Deer Talk Now: Bowhunting Shot Placement is a Game of Angles

When you’re deer hunting and have a big buck or doe within range, your best shot placement on the deer depends on the angle that deer is standing when you release the arrow. Makes sense, right? A broadside or slightly quartering-away shot is what most bowhunters look for. A severe quartering-to or quartering-away is...