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12/13/2003
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During the summer bucks don't associate much with the does, and they usually stay near their summer core areas. When they do travel they rarely use the same trails the does do. But, as summer turns to fall, and preferred food sources become available, the bucks will begin to use the same food...
11/18/2003
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Through research we know that whitetail deer uses different sounds: to keep in contact with each other (contact); to express alarm and distress (alarm/distress); to solicit attention from and respond to does (maternal) and fawns(neonatal); to express dominance/threaten other deer (agonistic). Deer...
11/18/2003
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The calls that white-tailed deer use fall into five basic categories: Alarm/Distress, Agonistic (aggressive), Maternal/Neonatal (doe/fawn), Mating, and Contact. Alarm/Distress, Agonistic, and Maternal/Neonatal calls have limited use by their very nature. Contact calls are used by deer to let their...
11/03/2001
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In my travels an opportunity arose to buy a new rifle. As they say, “this was an offer I just couldn’t refuse.” A salesman for Sig-Arms expressed to me an interest to sell his sample rifle. It was a beautiful piece of wood and chambered for one of my favorites, the .280 Remington. It was cased and...
07/27/2001
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In the deer management business the importance of the buck harvest numbers can not be understated. We have discussed previously the entire makeup of our deer herd is “reversed engineered” from our buck harvest data. Dead buck statistics tell us how many mature doe we had the previous year. If your...
11/27/2000
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If you listen to my weekly radio program, it is no secret I am fond of traveling to the South and deer hunting. Georgia is one of my favorite states, probably because I have a contact and I can hunt 600 private acres. This is some of the most gorgeous southern landscape I have ever seen. Another...
07/10/2000
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To a Pennsylvanian his deer rifle is an extension of his mind and body. It is the symbol of his hunting skills. It is as close to his heart as his pick-up truck. PA hunters consider their rifle selection an expression of their logic system. This topic can generate a spirited conversation among...