quality deer management

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Pay $2,000, Face Jail Time for Shooting a 4-Point?

How would you like to face the possibility of losing your deer hunting opportunities for more than three years or five years and paying thousands of dollars in penalties for shooting a buck that was previously legal and, in fact, is legal to hunters over most of the state? By Richard P. Smith  That’s...

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Five Great Deer Hunting Tips to Get Completed Now

Deer season is over, with maybe the exception of a late urban hunt somewhere, and most hunters I know are either thinking about turkeys, fishing, their kids’ spring sports or they’re making plans for work at camp. Ah, the work never ends. Right? Well, it doesn’t. Or, it shouldn’t. Let your yard go for...

Cory Lundberg (left) along with Aaron Carter of the NRA and Mike Nischalke of Texas with a Wyoming 'yote Carter put on the ground. Hunting with multiple people can be a plus since you'll have extra eyeballs scanning the terrain. (Photo: Alan Clemons)

Kill More Coyotes with This Incredibly Easy Trick

Every year during the deer hunting season, a coyote will wander within range of a camo-clad hunter and he’ll dust his smelly butt with a rifle or slug gun. Bowhunters get in on the action occasionally, but mostly it’s the gun hunters who perforate the song dogs. Over the course of a season, in...

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Quality Deer Habitat and Best Food Plots Start Now

Many sportsmen’s favorite deer habitat management practices correlate with their favorite hunting season, such as planting fall food plots for deer season. However, other habitat management practices performed during the off season are likely more important for meeting the needs of their favorite wildlife species. Landowners interested in managing their forestland for wildlife and...

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You Won’t Believe What These Cool Game Cameras Can Do

Ever had a great deer hunting location and wanted to put a camera there, but the trees were about as gnarly as Grandpa Fester’s overgrown orchard where hobgoblins lived? You may have tried rigging up a camera anyway. On a funky tree. On a post. Upside down hanging off a limb. Something. Zip ties...

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State Grants Available for Deer Habitat Improvement

The application period for $50,000 in Upper Peninsula deer habitat improvement grant funding offered by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Division is now open. Application deadline is March 21. The Deer Habitat Improvement Partnership Initiative (DHIPI) is a cooperative grant program designed to enhance deer habitat on non-state-owned land in the Upper...

Public Meetings Set For Deer Issues

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will hold public meetings in December for hunters and landowners to attend and discuss deer issues. Meetings are scheduled in each Game and Parks district. Each meeting begins at 7 p.m. Game and Parks biologists will explain and take questions on various topics, including deer management, deer damage...