Through Quality Deer Management, you can increase the number of adult bucks where you hunt. But older bucks may be more difficult to see and kill unless you use smart hunting strategies.

Shut Your Venison Hole, You’re Spooking Deer

As hunters, we think and talk and worry a lot about deer predators, but new evidence suggests the predators deer fear most are – us.  They should. In the 2020 season, human hunters killed 6.3 million whitetails in the United States. No four-legged predator, certainly not coyotes, comes close to being as big an actual …

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You’re Managing Deer Sanctuaries All Wrong

This summer I was visiting a client, and we approached the northeast corner of his property. It was a gently sloping hillside comprised of mostly red cedar trees with invasive plants like bush honeysuckle and autumn olive intermixed, leveling out into one of his many food plots.  “The land agent suggested I make this a …

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3 Keys to Late Season Deer-Hunting Success

My heart sank as the snow crushed loudly under my boots when I was approaching my stand. The temperature was supposed to rise into the low 40s overnight, and I expected melting snow to soften my entry to the edge of a bedding area I planned to hunt. Instead, I might as well have been …

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A Secret Weapon for Post-Rut Bucks: Red Oaks

It was mid-December 2020 in southern Indiana, and my deer season was slipping through my fingers. After two hard months of hunting and over a hundred miles put on my boots, my buck tag was still just as empty as day one. I had hunted hard through early November, the midst of the fabled Midwestern …

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The Importance of In-Season Scouting

Not having the deer season you had hoped for? Carve out some time for in-season scouting. By locating the most recent sign, you’ll be back in the game and on your way to a successful season. Last season I wrapped up a three-day Georgia public-land deer hunt in mid-October only seeing a few does and …

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