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03/03/2011
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March For both the deer and the deer manager, March is a time when things are in transition. Winter is giving way to spring, and the deer are loosing weight because many of the food sources are depleted. The deer may begin moving from their winter range to their summer range during late March. To...
03/03/2011
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January During January whitetail deer may begin to move to their winter ranges, especially in the northern states, where the weather gets cold, the snow gets deep, the crops have been picked and the rut should be almost over. Some does, and in the north, doe fawns, may still be bred at this time....
03/03/2011
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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...
10/22/2010
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There’s been a lot of talk in hunting circles about carbon-based hunting clothing, which is supposed to eliminate human odor by adsorbing scent molecules. Today there are some legal questions about whether it really works as advertised; and whether the carbon clothing can truly be “re-activated” in...
10/22/2010
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More and more hunters are coming out of the trees and pursuing their game from eye level. That’s because hunting from a blind has so many advantages over tree stands. Portable hub-style blinds like my Barronett go anywhere, set up quickly and quietly, and provide unmatched concealment. They also...
09/01/2010
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This season, I started a new food plot program on my hunting land in central Minnesota. It’s a system based on the age-old practice of crop rotation, which allows the rotated plants to benefit one another in a very natural way. An article on Hunterspec.com, written by Rodney M. Dyer and Trenton...
11/14/2009
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How do you make consistently accurate shots with your bow? By being consistent. Which means having the same anchor point, release and follow through every time. However, sometimes even the world's best shooters become inconsistent, and two of the main reasons are torque and imperfect anchor. Torque...
11/12/2008
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In 1908, President Theodore Roosevelt uttered these prophetic words: “The natural resources of our country are in danger of exhaustion if we permit the old wasteful methods of exploiting them longer to continue.” Those words were spoken at the Governor's Conference on the Conservation of...
11/12/2008
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Delta Waterfowl President Rob Olson was part of a panel discussion this summer at the 81st Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA) conference in Bismarck, North Dakota, and one of his statements rang profoundly true. We know how to conserve wildlife habitat, he said, but we’re only...
11/12/2008
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Dr. Bob Norton is on sabbatical. It is, after all, hunting season, and in his native Wisconsin that means chasing ruffed grouse, ducks and white-tailed deer. “There’s no better time of year,” says Norton. Besides, Norton, a retired psychology instructor from the University of...