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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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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...

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QDMA Urges Hunters to Oppose Deer Farms

The Georgia-based Quality Deer Management Association is urging hunters in seven states to oppose the expansion of the deer-breeding industry, which the organization perceives as a growing threat to wild deer and the deer-hunting heritage. Legislation designed to loosen or dismantle regulatory barriers to white-tailed deer breeding and farming is being considered in Georgia,...

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Big Bucks Steal Some of the Spotlight at National Turkey Convention

By Alan Clemons NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Turkeys are taking the spotlight at the National Wild Turkey Federation convention here this weekend, but deer aren’t being ignored. The annual national convention attracts thousands of hunters and conservationists. Mossberg is sponsoring the annual taxidermy contest for the turkey and whitetail mounts. Several dozen mounts in each...

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Big Bucks, Shed Antlers & Turkey Hunting

  Have you ever asked yourself this question while scouting in the winter or looking for shed antlers in spring: Can deer tracks reveal the sex of an individual deer? Hunters often disagree about whether it’s possible to identify a deer’s sex by looking at its tracks. However, some experienced hunters believe it is...