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I Use Copper Bullets for Deer Hunting. Here’s What I’ve Learned.

Feb 7, 2024 Hank Forester

I am a product of southern hunting seasons, so I’m a gun hunter at heart. For the last 15 years, I have almost exclusively used copper bullets while hunting big game. I continue to use…

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6 Tips for Designing Small Deer Hunting Food Plots

Jan 31, 2024 Mark Turner

I’ll bet you realized a passion for land management when you planted a small food plot for the first time. Whether you are just starting to learn about food plots or have been planting for…

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5 Ways to Produce Great Cover for Fawns

Jan 24, 2024 Kyle Hedges

Hunters and habitat managers stumble across fawns in a variety of locations each year, but sometimes folks are fooled by those observations. You may have found a fawn lying in closed-canopy forest or a mowed…

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Avoid Prescribed Fire Injuries With These Tips from a Physician and Woodland Firefighter

Jan 24, 2024 Lindsay Thomas Jr.

In the checklist of things you do to prepare for conducting prescribed fire on your hunting land, I had never included anything related to first aid, physical fitness or personal health and safety – until…

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Discount Highlights! Save with NDA Premium Membership!

Jan 24, 2024 Jenifer Wisniewski

One of the many perks of being a Premium Member of the NDA is the laundry list of discounts from some great brands. There are new discounts being added all year long with Bass Pro,…

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A Wolf Among Us? How Black Coyotes Came to Be.

Jan 17, 2024 Jazmin "Sunny" Murphy and Dr. Joey Hinton

To hunters and other wildlife enthusiasts who appreciate unique and uncommon characteristics in wildlife, melanistic coyotes, also known as black coyotes, are striking animals. The rare color morph is only seen in eastern coyote populations,…

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30 Years of Deer Habitat Management, Part 3: What Will the Future Bring?

Jan 17, 2024 Craig Harper

The last 30 years brought rapid change to deer habitat management techniques and knowledge. It all began with food plots, and then science led us into fields and forests. Now let’s finish the history and…

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Book Review – Advanced White-Tailed Deer Management: The Nutrition-Population Density Sweet Spot

Jan 16, 2024 Lindsay Thomas Jr.

Managing a deer population is pretty simple, really. Improve habitat to increase the quality and quantity of deer forage, and reduce deer density if necessary until you achieve balance between forage supply and demand. Early…

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