By: Kip Adams

Kip Adams of Knoxville, Pennsylvania, is a certified wildlife biologist and NDA's Chief Conservation Officer. He has a bachelor's degree in wildlife and fisheries science from Penn State University and a master's in wildlife from the University of New Hampshire. He's also a certified taxidermist. Before joining NDA, Kip was the deer and bear biologist for the New Hampshire Fish & Game Department. Kip and his wife Amy have a daughter, Katie, and a son, Bo.

Frost Seeding Clover and Other Food Plot Species: When and How

Mar 1, 2022 Kip Adams

This article was updated 3/1/2022 If you live in an area where the surface layer of soil freezes during winter, you can save fuel and equipment costs by frost seeding a portion of your clover…

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Where Do Deer Sleep?

Jan 18, 2022 Kip Adams

Where do deer sleep? The quick answer is, “anywhere they want.” Deer sleep anywhere they bed and may do so singly or in groups. However, during daylight it’s far more common for deer to sleep…

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How I Fooled 4 Mature Deer

Sep 15, 2021 Kip Adams

Deer hunting is fun. I have been thrilled by the chase since before I was old enough to legally hunt. Four decades ago, mature bucks were nonexistent on our Pennsylvania farm. Mature does were abundant,…

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The Facts About Crossbows in the Deer Woods

Sep 2, 2020 Kip Adams

Few discussions engage as many hunters as which rifle is the best – Remington or Winchester, .243 or .270, wood or laminate stock? One discussion that can rival it is crossbow use. Crossbows can be…

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10 Ways to Increase Your Deer Hunting Success and Enjoyment This Fall

Jul 29, 2020 Kip Adams

Enjoy turkey season — check. Plant Summer food plots — check. Hang trail-cameras — check. Oh yeah, when those items are checked off that means the next big thing on the horizon is deer season….

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4 Reasons We Can’t Forget Does in the Fight Against CWD

Jan 22, 2020 Kip Adams

There’s still much we do not know about chronic wasting disease (CWD), but we uncover new secrets annually and provide managers with new insights to better manage deer herds afflicted with this devastating disease. One…

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6 Ways I’ve Changed My Deer Hunting and Habitat Tactics

Dec 30, 2019 Kip Adams

I’ve been fortunate to be a wildlife biologist or researcher for the past 28 years, and a lot more than just the color of my hair and beard has changed during that time. During that…

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Meeting a Deer’s Summer Nutritional Demands

Jun 5, 2019 Kip Adams

Pursuing Quality Deer Management goals can be a year-round endeavor, but the importance of your management efforts are higher in spring and summer than perhaps any other time of year. Adults can lose 15 to…

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What Determines a Buck’s Antler Color?

Jan 2, 2019 Kip Adams

As fall winds down, I’m sure you’ve seen many pics of happy hunters with their trophies. I am continually impressed with the size, growth patterns and color of antlers. Age and nutrition are mostly responsible…

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Improved Shot Placement for Enhanced Hunting Success

Nov 7, 2018 Kip Adams

This simple shot placement technique will help you make more effective shots this season. It happens to every hunter at some point in his or her hunting career. They hit a deer with a marginal…

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