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Mineral Sites for Deer: Instant Attraction

by Daniel E. Schmidt Talk about instant success! These photos are just two of more than 700 that Deer & Deer Hunting contributor Cory Johnson capture with his Cuddeback Attack camera over the past two weeks. Cory is a big-time whitetail fanatic, and he grows some dandy bucks. The secret to his success with...

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Is Poaching Becoming Epidemic?

Poaching and antler theft incidents have more than quadrupled in the past 40 years. Comparably, law-enforcement budgets have not kept up with inflation. By Les Davenport It is a rare deer hunter who does not know at least one person who has had a deer, antlers or a shoulder mount stolen from them at...

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Dr. Deer Wisconsin Report: Will High-Fence Bias Skew Final Plan?

  According to Wisconsin’s White-Tailed Deer Trustee Dr. James Kroll, people who call for more public hunting opportunities are “pining for socialism.” He further states, “(Public) Game management is the last bastion of communism.” OPINION BLOG These are just two insights into the man who has been asked to provide analysis and recommended changes to...

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10-Pointer Eclipses Typical Archery Record

Here’s another record buck that is heating up the internet: Evan Lammie, president of QDMA’s Broken Arrow Branch in Ontario, Canada, is the new official owner of the Ontario typical archery record, according to The Quality Deer Management Association’s Twitter feed. The reports are that on Nov. 17 2011, Lammie arrowed this incredible 5...

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Up Close with Lee & Tiffany

A common misconception about Lee & Tiffany Lakosky is they were born into deer hunting royalty. This is simply not true. Like many of the high-profile deer hunters who came before him, Lee Lakosky had to learn how to hunt deer on his own. That involved a lot of trial and error. “I got...

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Give Feeders A Little Pre-Spring TLC

Spring is arriving in the Southeast in fits, with temperatures in the upper 70s and mild nights giving way to the occasional blast of chilly lows in the 30s or 40s. by Alan Clemons For our friends in the upper Midwest and Northeast, well, I can’t say we feel your pain. We don’t know...

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How Brain Abscesses Affect Big Bucks

Zombie whitetails aren’t the norm but occasionally one will have a problem with what biologists identify as a brain abscess and may indeed exhibit zombie-like traits. By Alan Clemons Chas Moore, Wildlife Biologist, with the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, recently wrote about the problem of brain abscesses. They’re seen most often...

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Whitetail Freaks Part 2: Hermaphrodites

Here is another bizarre instance of a buck’s genetic wiring gone awry. This lucky hunter shot a truly once-in-a-lifetime deer, but what is it? That’s a good question; one that we can only speculate on when trying to answer it. The photo has been all over the Web, and was recently posted on Facebook...

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Daily Updates from Deer Study Group

    SANDESTIN, Fla. – Put some of the top whitetail deer biologists, managers, researchers and enthusiasts together with a little sand, sun and probably a boatload of seafood, and you’ll have the 2012 Southeast Deer Study Group conference in your sights. By Alan Clemons On Monday and Tuesday, biologists, land managers, researchers, students...

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Whitetail Freaks: A Truly Giant Buck

Saw this one today on the Facebook page of fellow whitetail fanatic David Gendreau. It is unusual, but not uncommon in the whitetail world. In short, this is what is known as a “cactus buck.” This condition dates back many decades in whitetails. In fact, one of the first person to document these weird...