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Best Deer Hunting Tips Revealed in Big Buck Secrets

Seasoned whitetail hunter Steve Bartylla serves as a personal trainer with his new book, Big Buck Secrets, divulging insider tips on scouting and sharing hunting tactics that will help the average hunter take his or her craft to the next level. Big Buck Secrets, from Krause Publications, is available for pre-order at www.shopdeerhunting.com. Calling...

Hermaphrodite

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...

Population control of bucks and does is critical to an effective deer management program.

WATCH: Top Insights on Deer Population Control and Herd Management

Population control and herd management are the focus of an all-new episode of Destination Whitetail. Tune in to the Sportsman Channel tonight at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT to hear the experts weigh in on best practices and hunter tactics. Due to successful conservation efforts, the deer population in North America today has soared to more than...

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Gravely Atlas Side-by-Side Has Features Land Managers Need

Polaris and Ariens Partner to Create an Intriguing New Option for Hunting Properties By Jared Blohm Most land managers rely on a variety of vehicles to oversee their hunting properties. They use a truck to haul wood, seed, lime, fertilizer, deer feed and other heavy loads. A tractor is usually needed to complete food...

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Riding Shotgun for Aerial Whitetail Hunting Surveys

Certified wildlife biologist Bob Zaiglin invites the Destination Whitetail cameras to Texas, where he employs helicopters and a team of junior college students to study, manage and breed local white-tailed deer. Tune in to the Sportsman Channel on Wednesday, oct. at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT to check out their unique breeding and management process. To control...

Why do they only show up at night?

Revealed: The Truth About Spotlight Deer Surveys

Hunters expect wildlife managers to determine how many deer there are in an area, and biologists strive to do so. Common approaches to examine deer population size and trends include harvest data reconstruction, pellet and track counts, and browse, camera, aerial, infrared and thermal-imaging surveys. By John J. Ozoga, Deer & Deer Hunting Contributor...

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The Problem With Scientific Deer Management

Despite his efforts to educate the public on sound deer management, Aldo Leopold realized the lessons learned from wars between nations apply to those waged over natural resources. By Marybeth Lorbiecki In September 1939, Germany invaded Poland. During the dark months of the next 2½ years, Europe exploded with tanks, bombs and guns. The...

After running away twice and returning a third time, this Florida buck's curiosity proved fatal. (Photo: Dane Walker)

More Regulations for Deer Hunters on the Way?

More changes are being proposed for some deer hunters, including increased regulations and possible antler restrictions on public and private land. This isn’t anything new for hunters in this state, according to the Florida Wildlife Commission making the proposals. It did the same thing for the Zone D hunters earlier this year and divided...

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Deer, Wildlife Observation Reporting Goes High Tech

Reporting your deer and wildlife observations for state game managers to help with data collection is getting easier in some states, thanks to all the electronic gizmos we have available today. If you’re required to provide harvest data or are asked to volunteer observation data and enjoy doing so, smart phone apps and check-in...