quality deer management

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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...

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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...

Deer app

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...

Arkansas has some outstanding deer hunting thanks to hunters' decisions and wildlife agency managament. This fine buck was killed in 2010 with a crossbow.

State Data Indicates Quality Deer Management Has Big Impact

Does quality deer management work? Depends on what your goals and objectives are within the QDM strategy you employ, whether it’s on a smaller tract or something larger. Quality deer management doesn’t automatically mean trophy deer management. The latter could be part of the former, but it’s not necessarily the end-all final must-do-this goal...

Arkansas hunters have a variety of options for topography, from mountains to river islands like the one this big buck was killed on a few years ago.

States Changing Their Deer Management Strategies?

If you want to stir up an argument at the coffee shop or hunting camp, just start discussing quality deer management and how state wildlife agencies should or should not be doing this, that or the other about deer for hunters. Whooboy, you’ll have a range of ideas flying around faster than a hornet’s...

Covert Deer

Quality Deer Management Includes Surveys with Best Game Cameras

Have you begun your off-season quality deer management surveys to keep tabs on whitetail deer, turkeys, predators and what’s happening before hunting season arrives? If not, now is definitely the time to start making some serious plans for mineral licks, camera sites and recon efforts. Habits and movement will change before the season or...

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Affordable Feeder Helps You Help Your Deer

If it’s legal to provide supplemental food to deer in your state, having a few feeders is a great way to create camera survey sites and give the deer a boost. Budget-conscious hunters may appreciate this easy feeder from Wildgame Innovations. Check out their press release below: If you are always looking for ways...

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Just When, Exactly, is the Southern Deer Rut?

For a hunter, knowing that the rut is on the horizon is akin to knowing one’s birthday is right around the corner. In this week’s new episode of Land of Whitetail—which airs on the Pursuit Channel this Saturday at 10 a.m. ET — experts build on that excitement as they share their thoughts on...

Oklahoma has some bruiser bucks, but state wildlife officials say the number of deer killed during the 2013-14 season declined by more than 18 percent.

Why Did This State’s Deer Numbers Decline So Much?

Slight declines in wildlife and waterfowl numbers or harvest totals aren’t unusual. Biologists and savvy hunters notice these things each season, or maybe a trend after two or three seasons that can be chalked up to an easy explanation. A decline of more than 18 percent usually raises an eyebrow or two, however, and...