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Aflatoxin in Corn Harms Deer and Turkeys. These 3 Steps Prevent Trouble.

Jun 1, 2022 Miranda Huang

Many avid hunters want to support a healthy deer population, and some try to do this by providing supplemental feed. There are potential positive impacts from a properly conducted supplemental feeding program, but there are…

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Melanistic Whitetails: How Rare Are Black Deer?

May 16, 2022 Hunter Pruitt

This article was updated on May 16, 2022. Each fall, deer hunters see or harvest albino or piebald whitetails and discuss what a rare occurrence that is. But an even greater rarity exists: melanistic whitetails….

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Don’t Move That Fawn

May 4, 2022 Ben Westfall

It seems like every spring I see a post on social media by someone with a fawn they “rescued” because they found it lying alone in the grass, seemingly frightened. I politely inform them that…

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CWD Roundup – May 2022

May 2, 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 Oldest Deer on Earth

Apr 20, 2022 Lindsay Thomas Jr.

There’s a good reason we admire whitetails so much. Why we write about, paint and photograph them, hang them on our walls, and spend all year waiting for the day we can rise early and…

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9 CWD Commenters We Can Ignore

Apr 6, 2022 Lindsay Thomas Jr.

Despite the continual advancement of internet technology, we’ve failed to improve one particular area of websites and social media. Like a forest full of noxious invasive plants, “comments” remain a polluted ecosystem overrun by trolls,…

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Deer Diet Breakdown: What Do Deer Eat?

Mar 30, 2022 Matt Ross

White-tailed deer are absolute plant-eating machines, but understanding what foods they prefer to eat will vastly improve your knowledge and effectiveness in both managing and hunting them. A deer needs to consume about 6% to…

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What to Feed Deer in Winter | And What NOT to Feed!

Mar 24, 2022 Lindsay Thomas Jr.

This article was updated on March 24, 2022 The 30 most critical days for winter deer survival have a name, and it is March. Deer have a limited supply of fat reserves to carry them…

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