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

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 through winter. In fact, research at the University of New Hampshire showed that a healthy doe begins winter with a …

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Deer Hunting, East vs. West

Here’s a comparison of harvest statistics and deer management programs across the nation. Deer hunting is America’s pastime. Deer are among the most widespread wildlife species, and they are the most sought-after game animal. Nearly eight of every 10 hunters identifies as a deer hunter, as 79% of American hunters pursue deer. There are an …

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Three Simple Ways Hunters Can Directly Impact Deer Management in Their State

As the Director of Policy at the National Deer Association (NDA), it’s my job to make sure that deer hunters and managers are aware of policy and advocacy initiatives that impact deer, wildlife habitat and our hunting heritage. If you’ve been following along with our Action Alerts so far in 2021, you know that we’re …

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4 Lessons About Antlers and Deer Age from a Simple Chart

It’s difficult to overstate the value of this chart for anyone trying to improve their deer hunting. It was produced by New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) for their annual deer harvest summary, and it shows gross antler score by age for nearly 3,000 bucks killed by New York hunters from 2015 to 2017, …

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The Facts About Crossbows in the Deer Woods

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 a polarizing topic in the archery world, but their use during deer season continues to expand. We’ve monitored crossbow use …

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