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07/18/2006
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Although it may appear to be a simple act, feeding deer in the winter can be an especially difficult endeavor to do correctly. Deer are ruminants, similar to cows, and have complex digestive processes. They have multi-chambered stomachs and rely upon micro-organisms, instead of digestive juices to...
07/18/2006
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While native vegetation management has a greater potential to increase total deer forage production than do food plantings, plantings can be important seasonally to meet specific nutritional needs. The two most critical nutritional times annually for white-tailed deer are (1) late summer when deer...
07/12/2006
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Doug Inkley is the senior science advisor for the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). Loosely translated, that means Inkley has his fingers in on pretty much everything the Federation tries to accomplish as one of the nation’s oldest conservation organizations. Inkley, who is an avid...
06/26/2006
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Travis Quirk’s summer vacation really hasn’t been a vacation at all. Like thousands of other college students across North America, Quirk is spending his summer working to make ends meet. While some pound nails, wait tables or punch the clock at the local factory or convenience story, Quirk’s job...
05/26/2006
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Hunting for the Salerno’s has not been an over- night success, as many of us whitetail hunters have discovered, a lot of preparation is involved; pre -season scouting where mature bucks live, studying and learning the behavior of the elusive whitetail in their habitat is a must. Don’t forget that...
05/26/2006
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Hunting in the Adirondacks of New York, has been an experience that is etched in my mind forever. The Salerno family, which has been hunting for seven decades, is minuet in time, compared to these majestic Mountains of northern New York. My most treasured memories of success are with my family...
05/20/2006
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The next time Tiger Woods goes in the tank and rockets a drive into a water hazard, he should take comfort in the fact that the water hole is being counted as an indispensable natural resource. According to a recently released report by the federal government, golf course water hazards are...
05/12/2006
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Some are calling it a blessing in disguise: the wild fires that scorched as many as a million acres of prairie in the Texas Panhandle. If you’ve kept a close watch on the news of late, you’ve seen the footage of Mother Nature using one of her oldest tricks -- fire -- to run roughshod over the...
05/04/2006
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The outdoors world is constantly abuzz with issues and controversies, most of which directly impact hunters, anglers and conservationists. Rarely a week passes nowadays without a media dispatch whose premise revolves around the encroachment of our nation’s national resources. Some have...
12/13/2003
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After spending time with, and talking to, a number of different whitetail hunters, most of them experienced and some of them quite knowledgeable, I realized many of them did not understand the progression of the rut, or the time frame of the rut. Most of them knew that in the upper Midwest rubbing...