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Plant This, Not That

Sep 12, 2012 Matt Ross

Oh man! I could not believe it. In an effort to relax and wind down from a long day, I had just sat down, flipped on the television to my favorite hunting channel and proceeded…

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How Many Rubs Does a Buck Make?

Sep 10, 2012 Kip Adams

Not seeing many rubs and scrapes in your area? This may be directly related to an absence of older bucks. Just how many rubs does a whitetail buck make each year? That depends on the…

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7 Ways to Relocate Missing Bucks

Sep 5, 2012 Matt Pudenz

Velvet is dropping, bachelor groups are breaking up, and those easy-to-find summer bucks are changing patterns and will soon “disappear” as they spread out into the far corners of their home ranges. It’s time to use…

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Bucks Shedding Velvet Early

Aug 30, 2012 Kip Adams

Like so much that happens in the cycle of the whitetail’s year, the timing of bucks shedding their antler velvet is closely tied to photoperiod (the number of hours of daylight in a day). Decreasing…

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Food Plot Species Profile: Chicory

Aug 29, 2012 Bob Westerfield

For a change of pace, try growing chicory – a tough cool-season perennial crop that is a preferred deer forage – in your next fall food plot. This nutritious broadleaf crop is actually in the…

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Put Green Leaves at Deer Level

Aug 22, 2012 Kip Adams

Everyone knows the leaves of most deciduous trees are green during summer. Most also know that leaves grow on a tree’s branches originating in spring and falling off in the fall. However, how valuable are…

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5 Reasons to Take Does Early

Aug 15, 2012 Lindsay Thomas Jr.

When the density of deer where you hunt exceeds the ability of the habitat to support those deer in healthy condition, it’s time to take an appropriate number of does to bring balance (and balance…

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Try These Cool-Season Food Plot Mixes

Aug 6, 2012 Craig Harper

There are a myriad of combinations that can be used with cool-season food plots. Many contain grasses, leguminous forbs (such as clovers and alfalfa), and non-leguminous forbs (such as chicory and brassicas). This can be…

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