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Deer Hunters Should be Weed Farmers

Apr 19, 2023 Cheyne Matzenbacher

Deer hunters should be weed farmers. Wait, not that kind of weed! I’m talking about forbs – all those non-grass, broad-leaved, herbaceous plants that most people call “weeds” and most deer consider food. Common ragweed,…

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Easy Venison Meatballs That Melt in Your Mouth

Apr 12, 2023 Elizabeth Kligge

Venison meals are an important part of NDA’s Field to Fork hunter recruitment program, and this tried and true recipe for venison meatballs has been a crowd favorite at many Field to Fork hunts. At…

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10 Practices of the Most Successful Deer Hunting Mentors

Apr 12, 2023 Hank Forester

I have been fortunate to sit with lots of new deer hunters who have taken their first deer, and I have overseen even more organized programs hosting new hunters on their first hunts. I’ve noticed…

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A Woman’s Guide to Becoming a Self-Sufficient Deer Hunter

Apr 5, 2023 Karli Gill

When I set out to write this article, my first thought was “A woman’s guide to becoming a self-sufficient deer hunter is really just a guide for anyone, right?” That’s true for many aspects of…

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Wild Pig Fertility Crushes Deer. Learn 5 Ways to Use It Against Them.

Mar 29, 2023 Lindsay Thomas Jr.

There’s a grim joke circulating among wildlife biologists who fought wild pigs and lost: “The average sow gives birth to eight piglets, and nine of them will survive.” Plug this fatalistic humor into a mathematical…

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Why Do Squirrels Gnaw on Shed Antlers?

Mar 22, 2023 Karli Gill

If every buck in your woods and fields drops their antlers every winter, why isn’t the landscape littered with them? Why haven’t you walked a few steps into the trees and found not only this…

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The Benefits of Growing-Season Burns With Luke Resop of Mississippi State University

Mar 22, 2023 NDA Staff

In this episode, we’re talking with Luke Resop of Mississippi State University about prescribed fire. More specifically, we’re discussing the pros and cons of growing season burns, as well as considerations and expectations for burning…

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3 Promising New Ways to Detect CWD, Dead Deer Not Required

Mar 15, 2023 Lindsay Thomas Jr.

Good news is scarce in the fight against chronic wasting disease, so I’m pleased that I have some to share. A series of new tools could give us the ability to detect CWD in deer…

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