Your Target Buck Got Tagged. Here’s Why You Should Keep Hunting.
Dec 6, 2023Kip Adams
Maybe you watched him all summer. Maybe he showed up last year or this fall. Whenever he showed up, and wherever he came from, bucks that make your wish-list are special. This is especially true…
Why Did This Deer Have Super Long Hooves?
Dec 5, 2023Lindsay Thomas Jr.
What would cause a deer to grow really long hooves? Almost every fall, we hear from a hunter who saw or killed a deer with overgrown hooves, like those in the photo above sent to…
5 Reasons to Get Your Deer Tested for CWD
Dec 4, 2023Dr. Jenn Ballard
Should you test your deer if you hunt in a chronic wasting disease (CWD) management zone? Do you test it even if you don’t hunt in a CWD zone? Will your fellow club members be…
Bucks of All Ages Succeed in the Wild Whitetail Rut. Yes, Even These.
Nov 29, 2023Lindsay Thomas Jr.
In the frenzied breeding scramble that is the whitetail rut, are bucks and does selective about the age of their mates, or is rut success random? The answer is: Yes. There’s scientific evidence that age…
Policy & Advocacy
Warm Up After the Hunt With Slow Cooker Venison Chili
Nov 27, 2023Elizabeth Kligge
Venison meals are a crucial part of our Field to Fork program. For the adults participating and learning to hunt for the first time, acquiring their own food is a key motivation, so we share…
5 Valuable Lessons From a 10-Point Buck Someone Else Tagged
Nov 15, 2023Nick Pinizzotto
For the second time, I watched helplessly as my target buck, a 4½-year-old main-frame 10-point with a cool kicker off his right beam, fed just out of shooting range in my food plot. He was…
Hot Honey Butter Venison Roast is a Fall Classic
Nov 14, 2023Karli Gill
I like my venison roasts to be full-flavored and to give me a robust feeling of crisp air and fall weather. This recipe is just that. This slightly sweet and spicy twist on a familiar…
Strike 3 for the Myth of the Genetic “Cull Buck”
Nov 8, 2023Lindsay Thomas Jr.
The latest scientific attempt to improve wild deer antler genetics failed to find a practical method that works in the wild, but it helped shed more light on why the genetic “cull buck” remains elusive:…
Where You Going With That Deer? States Are Enforcing Deer Carcass Transport Bans.
Nov 8, 2023Matt Ross
Deer hunting is supposed to be fun, and for most of us successfully killing a deer and bringing it home to turn it into proudly sourced table fare is the pinnacle of that enjoyment. That…
10 Tips for Rattling More Bucks Using Science
Nov 1, 2023Matt Ross
It’s November, and over the next few weeks millions of deer hunters will be hitting the woods in hopes of taking home a giant. Many will attempt rattling but will fail to see any response…
Wild Pigs Complicate Deer Movement in Hunting Season. Here’s What to Do.
Oct 30, 2023David Jachowski
Invasive wild pigs are generally known to be bad for deer. Most hunters in the Southeast have a story of wild pigs destroying food plots or chasing deer away from food sources like acorns near…
Ebikes for Deer Hunting. Worth a Try!
Oct 30, 2023NDA Staff
You ever wonder about using an ebike for deer hunting? Well, if you want to reach remote spots over a variety of terrains and cover longer distances in less time allowing you to hunt with…