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Signpost Secrets II: Revealing the Mysteries of Whitetail Scrapes

As I discussed in my previous “Whitetail Behavior” blog, white-tailed deer rely heavily on scent-marking at antler rubs and scrapes, commonly referred to as signposts, to communicate information of social significance, especially during the breeding season. There’s good evidence deer can communicate individual identity, dominance rank, physical condition, breeding status and other bits of...

Ted Nugent loves bear hunting and got this bruin a couple of years ago. Rugsteaks!

Improvise, Adapt and Overcome to be Your Best

Thank God for the United States Marine Corps. Without their lessons of “improvise, adapt and overcome,” not only wouldn’t I be here literally, but I sure wouldn’t be able to provide this installment of my writings to share with you all. By Ted Nugent In fact, why not take the time here on my...

Beef is most often used for carne asada tacos, but venison makes a great dish everyone will love.

Venison Carne Asada Tacos Make You Want More

Who doesn’t love tacos, salsa, a little bit of jalapeno or habanero to spice things up and maybe a cold cerveza while enjoying a weekend? Venison works great for Mexican dishes. They’re fun to make, easy to make and usually have folks asking for more. The good things about making these tacos is you...

Chronic Wasting Disease is fatal to deer and now is in more than two dozen states and Canadian provinces.

Third CWD Management Area Established After Disease Found

Yet another management area, this one of about 350 square miles, has been established in an effort to study whether chronic wasting disease discovered at a fenced facility may be in the wild population near it. The Pennsylvania Game Commission has established a third Disease Management Area in response to chronic wasting disease being...

Getting ready for bow season yet? (DDH Photo: Alan Clemons)

Deer Talk Now: Hit the Bull’s Eye With Your Bowhunting Practice

Bowhunting requires skills that can only be developed to their fullest with good practice routines that incorporate some concentration and determination. But that doesn’t mean your routine has to be boring. Adding some fun to the practice session helps anyone have a better time and you’re getting better, too. Check out the latest episode...

Bowfishing

Bowfishing Championship Rookies Snag Title

John Hood, Greg Campbell and Brian Ellenburg of Georgia captured the U.S. Bowfishing Championship in the team’s first time at the event on Table Rock and Bull Shoals lakes in Missouri. The winners claimed $10,000 for their weight of 376 pounds of rough fish. All the fish brought in by teams during the tournament...

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Chemical Signals: The Whitetail’s Communication Key

Popular hunting literature is filled with claims regarding the attractive powers of certain deer lures. “Estrous urine” lures, in particular, are advertised as being packed full of “hormones” and “pheromones,” reputed to be irresistible to a buck in rut. Just what is a so-called pheromone? And what do scientists have to say about this...

The chimichurri sauce on this venison has a nice mix of herbs without being too much. (Photo: Food for Hunters)

Don’t Overdo the Marinades, and Watch Out for Lava

Last autumn while hunting in Ohio with Heartland Wildlife Institute, Banks Blinds and TenPoint Crossbows, our merry crew enjoyed great meals each day prepared by chef Ty Hartman. Hartman trained as a chef after a construction work injury put him on the sidelines. He always enjoyed cooking but ramped things up to a new...

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T-Bone’s Advice: Best Way to Rig a Bowfishing Bow!

Love to bowhunt? Love to have multiple shots and hit targets? Bowfishing is combines both and is one of the most fun things you can do in the summer to keep your bowhunting fires burning. Fishing from a lighted rig is great, of course, for mobility and better sightlines for shooting. But, where legal,...