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Easiest Mineral Site You Ever Will Make for Deer!

If you enjoy creating mineral licks for deer but aren’t crazy about just dumping minerals on the ground then you must check out this very cool product for hunters. Mineral Mizer’s porous bag allows minerals to drip during rainfall. This helps create a mineral lick below the bag. You can hang it in a...

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Season Deer Totals About the Same, but More Antlerless Kills Desired

Hunters killed approximately 243,550 deer during the 2013-14 New York hunting seasons, nearly equivalent to the statewide take the previous season, state Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens announced recently. “Governor Cuomo’s NY Open for Fishing and Hunting Initiative offers many hunting opportunities statewide for sportsmen and sportswomen for the growing population of...

Some Northern deer hunters will be hard pressed to see adult bucks in the next few seasons. In some areas, three entire age classes will be affected by the past two brutal winters. (D&DH photo)

Deer Hunting Predictions for 2014 and Beyond

If you thought last year was slim pickings for seeing adult bucks on the land you hunt, you’re probably not going to like what’s in store for this year and beyond. Deer and Deer Hunting Editor Dan Schmidt provides his predictions for Northern whitetail hunters for 2014 and beyond. As we exit our worst...

Prescribed burning is one great way to eliminate understory growth and leaf litter, and rejuvenate the soil.

Interactive Habitat Workshop Can Benefit Deer, Wildlife

One of the best ways to help your wildlife is by providing the best habitat possible on your property, with prescribed burns, elimination of exotic or invasive species, and cultivation or nurturing of native species beneficial to deer, songbirds and other wildlife. The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will host a Practical Wildlife Habitat Management...

Doe? Buck? Spike? Giant nontypical? Hunters have a variety of choices and should be able to make their own decisions.

Horns of Plenty: We’re Amid Antler Wars

There on the classic knotty pine wall above the fieldstone fireplace in what can only be described as the ultimate all American deercamp log cabin, deep in the mystical big timber of Michigan’s Manistee National Forest, hangs the most magnificent whitetail beast a deerhunter could ever dream of. By Ted Nugent And I know...

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Deer Management Assistance Plan Gets Started

Michigan’s new Deer Private Land Assistance Network grant program, known as Deer PLAN, will begin taking applications April 1. The Deer PLAN, funded by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Fish and Game Fund, is designed to support private-land deer habitat improvement projects in the northern Lower Peninsula. “There are two primary goals applicants should...

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Your Deer Talk Questions: Mineral Licks and More

Some deer hunters may be taking a break in spring for turkeys and fishing, but others already are thinking about the upcoming deer season and checklist items to take care of. Among those items are mineral licks and camera surveys, and creating a great mineral lick is one of the best ways to help...