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Whether you want to learn to hunt deer, become a more effective hunter, you’ve notched many a deer tag, or you want to help introduce someone new to hunting, you’re in the right place. Choose a pathway below to begin enjoying better deer hunting.

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Prepare These 20 Pieces of Deer Gear Now for Success Next Fall

Feb 14, 2024 Nick Pinizzotto

I’m a tinkerer, particularly when it comes to my hunting gear. Sometimes I think I like tinkering with my gear as much as the act of hunting itself. As a fly fisherman, I also enjoy…

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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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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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41% of Deer Hunters Take At Least One Deer, But States Range From 18 to 71%

Jan 10, 2024 NDA Staff

An average of 41% of deer hunters successfully harvested at least one deer in the 2022-23 hunting season, and 17% took two or more, according to the National Deer Association’s latest Deer Report, released today….

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This Spooky Old Doe was a Trophy Deer

Dec 17, 2023 Lindsay Thomas Jr.

Even though I had the wind in my favor, she walked in asking to speak to the manager. Those ears were like radar dishes, the nose skeptical, the front leg lifted and ready to stomp….

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Plan Next Deer Season Before This One Is Gone

Dec 13, 2023 Mark Turner

Most whitetail hunters have less than a month of season left, and hunters in the Deep South still have great rut action coming up. I look forward to getting out several more times this year…

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Your Target Buck Got Tagged. Here’s Why You Should Keep Hunting.

Dec 6, 2023 Kip 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…

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5 Reasons to Get Your Deer Tested for CWD

Dec 4, 2023 Dr. 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…

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