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Alsheimer Deer & Deer Hunting

Alsheimer: Deer Antler Velvet – Big Bucks Are Losing It!

By Charles J. Alsheimer Over the next two weeks northern whitetail enthusiasts will be in position to witness one of the most amazing sights in nature, the peeling of velvet from a buck’s antlers. When bucks peel velvet from their antlers the process can take anywhere from an hour to several days to complete. Outside of...

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Alsheimer: Mature Bucks Buddy-Up All Summer

By Charles J. Alsheimer Bachelor group behavior of white-tailed deer can be fascinating during the summer months. I took the accompanying photo on Aug. 10 and it illustrates how bucks “buddy-up” during the lazy days of summer. During this time they will groom each other, and feed and bed together. Though researchers have documented that bachelor...

Brad Rucks with a nice South Carolina velvet buck from a 2012 Destination Whitetail hunt!

Are You Ready for a Hot, Sultry South Carolina Buck Hunt?

After chasing island-hopping deer in the first episode of the new season, the Destination Whitetail team heads south to a more sweltering climate for its next hunt. Destination Whitetail, presented by Carbon Express, travels to the backwoods of Ulmer, S.C., to visit Blackwater Hunting Services in pursuit of a buck in velvet. In the...