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Mule Deer Nebraska

What is Causing Mule Deer Numbers to Keep Declining?

Although a five-year cycle figure may reveal more information, concern continues to mount over the decline in mule deer numbers and biologists can’t seem to put a finger on the cause. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has completed the second year of an annual mule deer survey in portions of the Pine Ridge...

Velvet Bucks

Fight! Fight! Big Velvet Bucks Get Busy Slamming Antlers

It’s always fun to see big bucks fighting and getting after it, but when it happens in summer while their antlers are still in velvet it can be a bit confusing. This buck fight captured by Whitetail Properties shows how bucks spar in summer while still in velvet. This seems a bit more than...

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Heat Up, Juice Up and Don’t Be in the Dark This Season

Try as we might to get into the woods and disconnect, we’re usually not far from our smart phones. There can be, of course, a legitimate need for smartphones in the woods: calling for help, using the GPS or compass, even using the light in a pinch. I’ve used my iPhone flashlight feature more...

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Deer Talk Now: Tactics for Hunting Smaller Properties

Wide Open Wednesday is one of our most popular days on Deer Talk Now because that’s when you’re the star of the show. In this classic episode of Deer Talk Now, hosts Dan Schmidt and Brad Rucks answer viewer questions that cover a wide range of hunting topics. For example, one viewer wants to...

Corned venison is pretty easy to make may give you something new to try this season. (Photo: blog.westonproducts.com

No Lucky Shamrocks Needed for this Corned Venison

I’ve been sick for the last few days, like run over by a tank after 2-a-day football practice sick, so I haven’t been doing much eating and certainly nothing related to St. Patrick’s Day. The thought of green beer kinda makes me want to hurl — current illness aside — although when in college...

The Optimus 20400 keeps your electronics powered so you won't be left in the dark.

New Mobile Charging Solution Keeps You Powered

One problem deer hunters have when they’re in the woods is a dead cell phone, often because the phone is searching for a signal and draining battery power in the process. Then, when you need to call someone to help you come track a deer or lend a hand getting out of a mud...

Game camera photos can tell you a lot about the deer you know about, and some you may not!

Two Game Camera Options for Scouting, Capturing Great Images

If you’re not already doing some things on your property or at least thinking about scouting for the 2015 deer season then you’re behind the curve. Diehard deer hunters put in time year-round on something to help them get a leg up during the season. It may be practicing bow shots with a great...

Ted Nugent

Ted Nugent on Fred Bear and Public Relations

It’s tough to put a label on Ted Nugent: music icon, diehard hunter, passionate defender of the Second Amendment, outspoken … probably a few more descriptions, too. Uncle Ted’s been going hardcore gonzo backstrap-lovin’ deer hunting for decades. How many? Let’s just say decades. He’s 67 — can you believe that? — and still...