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CWD Roundup – September 2022

Sep 12, 2022 Torin Miller

CWD Roundup is the National Deer Association’s (NDA) bi-monthly update on all things chronic wasting disease (CWD). We’ll provide the latest updates on CWD spread, research and policy from across North America. Updates are provided…

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The Two Best Times to See Deer, Every Day of the Year

Sep 7, 2022 Matt Ross

It was inevitable. The mature buck stepped into my shooting lane, broadside, within easy bow range – and I just couldn’t bring myself to draw back and shoot.  Up until the 2021 season, I routinely…

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To Hear More Gobblers, Stop the Squeal

Aug 24, 2022 Lindsay Thomas Jr.

If there are feral hogs in the woods you hunt, there may not be as many wild turkeys as there could be. Hogs have previously been named among many suspects for causing the recent national decline…

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The Most Common Questions About CWD in Deer, and NDA’s Answers

Aug 10, 2022 Kip Adams

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) in deer has emerged over the last 20 years as one of the most significant issues in deer hunting in modern times, with enormous biological, economic, political and cultural impacts. The…

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EHD in Deer: Here’s What You Need to Know

Jul 20, 2022 Kip Adams

Incidences of hemorrhagic disease (HD) were few and far between in the early 2000s. That has changed dramatically in the past 2 decades. What is Hemorrhagic Disease? According to the Southeast Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study…

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How to Photograph a Deer Jawbone for Aging

Jul 18, 2022 Kip Adams

One of the most important skills for any deer manager involved in a Quality Deer Management (QDM) program is the ability to age deer after harvest. Without knowing the deer’s age it is unfair to…

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CWD Roundup – July 2022

Jul 5, 2022 Torin Miller

CWD Roundup is the National Deer Association’s (NDA) bi-monthly update on all things chronic wasting disease (CWD). We’ll provide the latest updates on CWD spread, research and policy from across North America. Updates are provided…

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Why Are These 3 Whitetail Bucks So Different in Size?

Jun 8, 2022 Moriah Boggess

“He’s a good buck for the area.” My guess is you have heard this phrase many times and may have even said it yourself. It’s a well-intentioned congratulatory statement to someone who has taken an…

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