NDA Joins Conservation Partners in Urging Scientific Wolf Management

Apr 4, 2022 Torin Miller

The National Deer Association (NDA) recently joined a coalition of conservation partners in sending a letter to Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland requesting that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) appeal the February…

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Shut Your Venison Hole, You’re Spooking Deer

Feb 23, 2022 Lindsay Thomas Jr.

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…

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Trail-Camera Catches a Bobcat Catching a Fawn

Jul 22, 2020 Lindsay Thomas Jr.

In early July 2020, NDA member Robert Newcom of Kentucky saw a fawn hanging out in a quarter-acre clover patch, so he repositioned a nearby trail-camera to see if the fawn would come back. He…

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Born With One Hoof in the Grave? Fawns Die Even Without Predators

Apr 24, 2019 Justin Dion, Jacob Haus, Joe Rogerson and Jacob Bowman

Predators are one of the most widely discussed topics of deer hunting in the past few years, particularly in regards to population management and fawn survival. If you were to ask any hunter what factor…

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Coyote Control: When Is It The Right Option?

May 7, 2014 Dr. Will Gulsby and Dr. Karl V. Miller

On a crisp, clear November night at deer camp, the conversation around the campfire subsides for a moment as you add another log to the fire. Just as you ease back into your camp chair,…

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3 Ways to Track Fawn Recruitment

Jun 25, 2013 Dr. Will Gulsby and Dr. Karl V. Miller

Over the last decade, predators, especially coyotes, have greatly altered deer population dynamics in many parts of the country by reducing fawn recruitment (the number of fawns per doe that survive to 6 months of…

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Top 5 Rookie Trapping Mistakes

Apr 18, 2012 Todd Menke

Scientific research confirms that effective trapping prior to the annual fawn-drop can, in some instances, improve fawn survival rates depressed by predators. For deer hunters in many areas, trapping has become a vital addition to…

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