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Topic “Scouting”

  • Even though 11-year-old Coe Klauer brought in one of the best bucks to the Illinois Deer and Turkey Expo last weekend, a lot of people felt bad for him - or at least they said they did.

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  • Late-season hunts are all about finding food sources and hunting them.

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  • Bucks are getting "bucky," but it's still about hunting food sources this weekend.

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  • With deer season upon us, it is always fun to see which states’ hunters are getting the job done on whitetails. The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) surveys states and providences on all things deer and is good enough to share their findings with us.

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  • Last year hemorrhagic diseases rocked whitetails, mule deer and elk. Fifty-one counties in South Dakota had reports of dead deer in the fall of 2012, including those that succumbed to two different strains of epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) and two strains of Bluetongue virus. A total of 3,714 dead or sickly deer were reported.

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  • Back in June when I blogged about checking for soft mast on your deer hunting property, I added that the hard mast check would come later. That time is now. Acorns and other types of hard mast are now visible and it’s time to do some scouting.

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  • Here's how to hang your stands without scaring off mature bucks.

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  • Far too often, sportsmen lose access because of our own bad behavior. Here are some tips to avoid being “that guy.”

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  • The Ashe’s are also big believers in doing their scouting and stand work early—as in right now. For them, this is the time of year for serious scouting for next fall and their tactic seems logical. Pre-season fall scouting alerts mature deer to your presence. To them it is all the same, and it stinks like human intrusion.

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  • How an observation stand transformed a hunter's entire view of how to hunt.

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