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Whitetail Deer

$102 Food Plot

News flash: Cultivating a small food plot needn’t cost you thousands of dollars and a week’s vacation.

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Wireless Trail Cam

We review the new wireless trail camera from Bushnell to see if this really is a revolution in remote game management.

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Whitetail Deer Articles

Monster Nontypicals

Illinois is the land of nontypicals. This weekend at the Deer and Turkey Expo, trophy...

Georgia Monster

Fletcher Culpepper took this incredible 233-inch buck, which is a county record, and...

Trophy Buck Hotspot

Forget Iowa and Buffalo County. Southeastern Minnesota is the new destination for...

Late-Season Tips

In a year with more than its share of unusual climatic and environmental events,...

Wolf vs. Buck

It's easy to think of wolves as killing machines and whitetails as their defenseless...

40 Best Deer Tips

We've put together the 40 best tips from recent issues to help you kill the biggest...

  • July 24, 2014

    Minnesota DNR to Scale Back Antlerless Tags for 2014 Season - 0

    The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources plans to rebuild its deer population by limiting the number of does hunters can take during the 2014 deer season.

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  • July 23, 2014

    Deer of the Year: The Thanksgiving Buck - 0

    Editor's Note: We're highlighting all of the bucks that ran in August's Deer of the Year feature. Each week we'll post the full story and extra photos right here on the BBZ blog.

    Like so many other legendary deer, Gregory Krapfl’s monster marsh buck fell to dumb luck and great shooting. 

    Krapfl spent Thanksgiving morning with his two sons hunting Wisconsin’s Horicon Marsh. The wetland is well-known in the waterfowl world—it’s one of the largest freshwater marshes in the country and is a major stop for migrating greenheads and Canadas—but this morning the Krapfls were after whitetails. 

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  • July 23, 2014

    National Deer Alliance: New Organization Looks to Become the Voice of America's Deer Hunters - 0

    If you are an American deer hunter, then you need to mark tomorrow on your calendar with a big, bold X. Or maybe a doodled antler. Or a heart-shaped deer hoof.

    Thursday, at the Quality Deer Management Association’s annual convention in Athens, Ga., deer hunters will learn about the creation of an organization that is both brand new and decades in gestation.

    It’s called the National Deer Alliance, and its goal is as ambitious as it is necessary: to both represent and advocate for every deer hunter in the country. It doesn’t matter if you’re an Illinois whitetail hunter or a Colorado mule deer hunter, if you hunt for antlers in Texas or for meat in Maine, for trophy blacktails in Oregon or for food-plot whitetails in Georgia. Or even if you chase Coues deer in Arizona or moose in Montana. The NDA aims to have a place for us all, no matter which deer inspires us.

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  • July 21, 2014

    Whitetail Hunting Tips: How to Hunt a Barnyard Buck - 0

    Photo By: Lance Krueger

    One of the oldest adages of whitetail deer hunting is, “Don’t hunt where the deer are—hunt where they’re going to be.” In farm country, woodlots dot open expanses of agricultural fields, making it easy for hunters to bump deer out of these small tracts of timber.

    So bucks that live to see four years of age or more have a few other hiding spots, and chances are there’s a barnyard among them. 

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  • July 15, 2014

    How to Balance Your Hunting Bow - 0

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    Sure, it'd be great to achieve target-bow balance with your hunting bow -- dead center left to right and tipping forward to about 45 degrees -- but that's not practical, or necessary, for most hunting scenarios. 

    Here's Larry Wise's solution... 

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  • July 14, 2014

    Micro Manager: What's Worked, What Hasn't - 1

    After nearly four months of work on Noah's Farm, I figured it's time for a little update on how the work is coming along, and unveil a few of the results of the work that's been completed.

    First, a bit of a recap.

    Late last summer, I bought 17 acres of vacant land in southern Michigan. The ground, best I can tell, has never been farmed. It's an interesting mix of topography consisting of roughly 30 percent standing timber, 40 percent upland-like habitat and the remaining 30 percent in scattered brush.

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  • July 11, 2014

    Whitetails: Where Are All The Fawns - 1


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    Following last winter’s historically significant weather conditions, it’s only natural that hunters in the Upper Midwest and Northeast begin searching for some sign of their deer herd’s health. Right around now, that usually means fawn sightings. Although anecdotal information abounds, there is very little hardcore evidence available as of yet in order to reach any conclusions about fawn recruitment. And I’m here to tell you not to jump to any premature conclusions. [ Read Full Post ]