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Deer will use different areas of emerging or thriving vegetation to maximize the best use of each season spring through autumn.

Know Thy Habitat: Greenery Desirability Changes with Seasons

Food sources change in desirability during their various stages of maturation. When hunting over them, you should time your hunts for the phase when they’re most desirable. While it’s impossible to cover the most desirable stage of all preferred deer foods in one article, the following generally applies to greenery: • Seedlings – extremely...

Purple Hull Peas are part of the cowpea family and are a good option for food plots.

One Food Plot Superfood Loved by Deer and Humans

Many, perhaps most, Arkansans enjoy purple hull peas on their dinner table. Deer love the peas as well. Planting in food plots is nothing new and is recommended by wildlife biologists of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission – but as one of a variety of plantings suggested to augment native foods for the...

In exteme conditions, plan accordingly for your coyote hunts to be successful.

Best Predator Hunting Tips for Extreme Weather Conditions

Weather invades nearly every decision you make on a daily basis so much so it has invaded popular culture and even overtaken hit song titles. Humans aren’t unlike their animal ancestors when it comes to the importance of weather and survival. It affects every living thing, especially behavior. If coyotes are your targets then...

Stealth Cam GX45NG

Hot Gear: Spying Made Simple with Stealth Cam GX45NG

OK, I just got back from Walmart. Had to load up on a dozen AA batteries to fuel this beast. The good news is that the Stealth Cam GX45NG reportedly gets a full year of use from that power supply, so I shouldn’t have to worry about refueling it anytime soon. For me it’s...

Hunting at night is legal in some western states, which allows predator chasers to move around and go after coyotes and bobcats looking for an easy meal.

Is Coyote Control the Answer for Better Deer Hunting?

As I discussed in previous Deer & Deer Hunting articles, white-tailed deer populations seem to have peaked throughout much of North America and now are on the decline — in some areas sharply. Obviously, fewer deer means fewer hunting opportunities. By John Ozoga For Deer & Deer Hunting The reasons for this deer population decline...