Hunting Let’s hit the woods!

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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  • 15-acre fixer-upper
  • access
  • acorns
  • action alert
  • advisory committee
  • advisory council
  • aging bucks on the hoof
  • annuals
  • anti-hunting
  • antler growth
  • antler injuries
  • antler score
  • antler velvet
  • antlerless
  • antlerless harvest
  • antlers
  • apple trees
  • apples
  • archery
  • arrowleaf
  • austrian winter pea
  • awards
  • bachelor group
  • baiting
  • balansa clover
  • Ballot Measure 114
  • banquet
  • bedding
  • blood-trailing
  • bobcats
  • Boundary Waters
  • bowhunting
  • brain abscess
  • brassicas
  • Bronson Strickland
  • browse
  • buck age
  • buck age structure
  • buck fight
  • buck harvest
  • buck home range
  • buck management
  • buck mortality
  • buck movements
  • buck rubs
  • buck:doe ratio
  • bucks
  • buckwheat
  • button bucks
  • BWCAW
  • camouflage
  • captive
  • carrying capacity
  • cementum annuli
  • cereal grains
  • cereal rye
  • chainsaws
  • chicory
  • chronic wasting disease
  • Chronic Wasting Disease Research and Management Act
  • clover
  • Coffee & Deer
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  • connecticut
  • conservation
  • conservation funding
  • cool season
  • cooperatives
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  • crimson clover
  • crossbows
  • cryptorchidism
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  • culling
  • cultipacker
  • cwd
  • CWD Research and Management Act
  • cwd roundup
  • cyberscouting
  • data collection
  • deer anatomy
  • deer behavior
  • deer biology
  • deer density
  • deer diseases
  • deer farm
  • deer food
  • deer forage
  • deer genetics
  • deer glands
  • deer harvest
  • deer health
  • deer hearing
  • deer heart
  • deer hunters
  • deer management
  • deer movement
  • deer nutrition
  • deer orchards
  • deer recovery
  • Deer Report
  • deer research
  • deer restocking
  • Deer Season 365
  • deer senses
  • deer stands
  • Deer Steward
  • deer tracking dog
  • deer vision
  • Delaware
  • DMAP
  • doe harvest
  • doe hunting
  • early successional habitat
  • ebike
  • edge feathering
  • Educational
  • ehd
  • Endangered Species Act
  • equipment
  • escape cover
  • excursions
  • Expo/Other
  • fall food plots
  • fawn predation
  • fawn recruitment
  • fawn survival
  • fawning cover
  • fawns
  • Featured
  • feeding
  • feral hogs
  • fertilizer
  • Field to Fork
  • firearms
  • fireblight
  • Florida
  • food plot
  • food plot equipment
  • food plot failure
  • food plot planting
  • food plot species profile
  • forage
  • forage rape
  • forest
  • forester
  • forestry
  • frost-seeding
  • fruit trees
  • fsi
  • funding
  • Georgia
  • glyphosate
  • glyphosate resistance
  • GPS collar study
  • grain sorghum
  • grant
  • grasslands
  • Gun Raffle
  • habitat improvement
  • hard mast
  • harvest data
  • harvest reporting
  • heavy arrows
  • hemorrhagic disease
  • herbicides
  • herd management
  • herd monitoring
  • hinge cuts
  • home range
  • hunter recruitment
  • hunter safety
  • hunting access
  • hunting clothes
  • hunting gear
  • hunting lease
  • hunting media
  • hunting permission
  • hunting plots
  • hunting pressure
  • hunting regulations
  • hunting safety
  • hunting strategy
  • hunting the wind
  • invasives
  • Iowa
  • Jason Sumners
  • jawbone aging
  • jointvetch
  • ladino clover
  • lead ammo
  • legislation
  • legume
  • legumes
  • license
  • licensing
  • light arrows
  • lime
  • liming
  • locavore
  • lockdown phase
  • Louisiana
  • lyme disease
  • management plan
  • mange
  • MAPLand Act
  • marksmanship
  • mature bucks
  • mechanical broadheads
  • melanistic
  • mentoring
  • Michigan
  • minerals
  • mining
  • Minnesota
  • Mission
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • moon phase
  • mosquitos
  • mule deer
  • native plants
  • New Jersey
  • new york
  • non-native
  • North American Grasslands Conservation Act
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • nutrition
  • oak trees
  • oaks
  • oats
  • observation data
  • October lull
  • onX
  • orchards
  • Oregon
  • parasites
  • pears
  • pennsylvania
  • perennials
  • persimmons
  • piebald
  • Pittman
  • pittman-robertson act
  • poaching
  • pokeweed
  • post rut
  • predation
  • predator management
  • predators
  • prescribed fire
  • Protecting Access for Hunters and Anglers Act
  • public comment
  • public comments
  • public land
  • public lands
  • public meeting
  • R3
  • Raffle
  • range access act
  • rattling
  • RAWA
  • recipe
  • Recovering America's Wildlife Act
  • recovering americas wildlife act
  • red oaks
  • research
  • RETURN Act
  • Robertson
  • rubs
  • rubs and scrapes
  • rule changes
  • rut
  • rut behaviors
  • rut hunting tactics
  • rut timing
  • ryegrass
  • saddle hunting
  • safety
  • safety harness
  • salvage plot
  • sanctuaries
  • scouting
  • scrapes
  • second amendment
  • seeding rate
  • sex ratio
  • shed hunting
  • shooting
  • shot placement
  • shrubs
  • small acreage
  • small property
  • soft mast
  • soil preparation
  • soil test
  • soybeans
  • stand placement
  • suburban deer
  • sugar beets
  • summer food plots
  • sunn hemp
  • supplemental feeding
  • suppressors
  • swamp chestnut oak
  • tarsal
  • Tennessee
  • terrain features
  • Texas
  • ticks
  • timber cut
  • timber management
  • timber stand improvement
  • Topics: cool-season annuals
  • trail cameras
  • trail-camera survey
  • trapping
  • tree planting
  • tree shelters
  • tree tubes
  • treestand safety
  • trespassing
  • tsi
  • turnips
  • Upper Peninsula
  • venison
  • venison donation
  • venison processing
  • warm season
  • warm-season annuals
  • Washington
  • weed control
  • weird deer
  • wheat
  • whitetail biology
  • whitetail research
  • winter nutrition
  • wolves
  • women hunters
  • yearling buck dispersal
  • young forest
  • youth

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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Fix That Trail-Camera With Rice

Jul 13, 2022 Anthony Harris

There’s a new trick I’ve found to “rescue” a trail-camera that has picked up moisture. You may already be aware of this, but I wasn’t until some dummy (me) was in a rush while swapping SD…

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The Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP): What It Is and Why You Should Enroll

Jul 12, 2022 Cheyne Matzenbacher

What is DMAP? Better known as DMAP, a Deer Management Assistance Program is offered by many state wildlife agencies to help manage deer populations when management can’t otherwise be accomplished solely through regularly issued hunting…

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11 Ways to Welcome Women Into Deer Camp

Jun 29, 2022 Karli Gill

I’ve had the wonderful benefit of growing up in a family that considers hunting the main event. Not only are the men of our family hunting, but the women are strong and independent hunters themselves….

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What I Learned From My First Season Saddle Hunting

Jun 22, 2022 Brian Grossman

Unless you’ve been unplugged from the online hunting community for the last few years, you’ve probably heard the buzz about saddle hunting. You may have even given it a try. While using a tree saddle…

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I Bought Deer Hunting Land in a CWD Zone. It Was a Good Decision.

Jun 15, 2022 Nick Pinizzotto

When I heard the news that a new chronic wasting disease (CWD) Disease Management Area was being established near the area I grew up hunting as a kid in Pennsylvania, I got an immediate knot…

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Venison Backstrap Inside and Out: A Muscular Look at America’s Best Cut of Meat

Apr 13, 2022 Ben Westfall

Venison backstrap. What more do I need to say? Most experienced deer hunters know where it is, what it looks like, and that we undoubtedly love to eat it. In fact, we’ll venture to say…

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How to Bore-Sight a Rifle: No Tools Required

Mar 28, 2022 Walter Stroman

Save time and expensive ammo by using this simple method to bore-sight a rifle. No special tools required! I recently talked with a hunter who purchased a new rifle with a scope and two boxes…

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