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03/06/2011
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Does the moon and weather affect deer movement? Or the rut?
03/06/2011
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Most hunters use scents to attract bucks. Remember that adult bucks responding to scent invariably try to get downwind to check the scent and to detect danger. Also remember that adult bucks try to remain in cover. You can setup in the cover if you are sure the buck won't detect you. Try to...
03/06/2011
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Mock scrapes are tricky business. Sometimes the deer come in droves and other times the scrapes dry up without so much as a sniff. What makes scrapes good and what makes them bad?? I have found out a few things from reading numerous articles and experimenting with some of my own scrapes, I will try...
03/06/2011
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Once the deer is in the freezer and the hunting equipment is put away many deer hunters lose interest in going to the woods. But for the dedicated deer hunter the next hunting season is just beginning. After the hunting season the weather may turn cold, the winds may be blowing strong and the snow...
03/06/2011
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I have learned a lot about deer research over the last few years: 1. Researchers are learning about game animals so fast that the only way to keep you up to date is to do it in a regular newsletter. The problem with magazines is that by the time the article gets printed the information is probably...
03/06/2011
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July By July most of the does should be done fawning. The fawns should be growing and following their mothers some of the time. The bucks are growing racks, and all the deer should be feeding on preferred foods. Planning Ahead
03/06/2011
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Pre-Rut
03/03/2011
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Let’s be honest, gun manufacturers must sell guns to stay in business. It is not possible for them to be profitable and prosper making .30-06’s and .270’s year after year. They must give us something new to admire and dream about. A hot, new caliber that “does it all” is one way to get us to trade...
03/03/2011
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It is a great time to be an outdoor writer. I have a lengthy list of columns that I am busting at the seams to write. Issues and controversies abound. Putting a new column together everyday would not be difficult. Every time a writer or bureaucrat or sportsmen’s club opens their mouth it breeds a...
03/03/2011
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I have learned a lot about wildlife research since 1994: 1. Researchers are learning about game animals so fast that the only way to keep you up to date is to do it in a regular newsletter. The problem with magazines is that by the time the article gets printed the information is probably a year...