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Pursuit Community
FACEBOOK.COM/THEPURSUITCHANNEL INSTAGRAM.COM/PURSUITCHANNEL @PURSUITCHANNEL/TWEETS MICHAEL SEIGLER: Does this farm make my game bag look fat? RICHARD LUCERO: 640 acres would be perfect. one Section. DAVID CUMMINGS: I’ll take 50-100 acres i’m not gree
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Don't Drag Out Doe Harvesting
It was the most fun I’ve ever had in about a half hour sit. The property was literally being overran with deer, to the point the habitat was screaming for mercy. It was either drop deer numbers hard through hunting or watch disease and starvation do
Deer & Deer Hunting3 min lettiCookbooks, Food, & Wine
Late-Season FOOD PLOTS
Late-season muzzleloading can be a lonely ordeal for many hunters, especially in the North. In most cases, muzzleloader seasons occur in December, when snowfall begins to accumulate and winter’s chill starts knocking on the door. This in and of itsel
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Storing Your Compound Bow
Compound bows are complex machines that require TLC to keep them working right. An often-overlooked part of the process is storing your bow properly, whether for a weekend, a month or the off-season. My storage routine is pretty simple. Unless I’m fl
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5 Element Of A Winter Whiteail Honeyhole
Thus far, our quest was unfulfilled. My son Noah and I were hunting Nebraska’s late-season January antlerless season: on a search for winter whitetail venison to top off the freezers with our annual meat. It wasn’t supposed to be this hard. After an
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Small Parcel Planner
Does size really matter? This particular question seems to be raised in a myriad of conversations and in all kinds of facets. But before you think that I am heading down a road that contains subject matter inappropriate for this article, I pose the q
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Meat Grinding Guidelines
Venison processing invariably involves grinding some meat for burgers, sausage, meatballs, chili and various other snacks and entrees. Ground meat is a highly versatile ingredient that can be used many ways. Consequently, many hunters will grind much
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The Names That Leaves No Doubt
They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. That’s most apparent in our admiration for white-tailed deer antlers. Although beauty is normally associated with symmetry, that’s only half-true when viewing huge bucks. My first brush with a really big
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Carry Everywhere
Being dedicated firearm enthusiasts, it’s safe to say that most of us routinely carry a defensive weapon — either as an extension of the CCW “privilege” our states so kindly grant us (yes, that’s sarcasm), or because we hew to the philosophy of “bett
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Deer & Deer Hunting
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New Gear
The Hangtime Backpack is specially designed to be hung next to the hunter and offers ease of access to specially designed pockets. The pack maintains its shape thanks to a rigid, EVA-molded shell, allowing one-handed access through the top or front t
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Readers Recoil
Much has been written about tracking and trailing white-tailed deer over the years, but a few points are often overlooked. Successful blood-trailing doesn’t require complicated strategies, but it does require that hunters pay close attention to simpl
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Sometimes You Only Need 7 Acres
Heavy horns protrude out from behind a cedar mere moments after Bruce Laudick hears the gnarliest buck grunt of his life. He immediately sees it’s a big deer but doesn’t realize it’s the buck he calls “Ghost.” The story doesn’t begin there, though. I
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Realistic Expectations
Goals and aspirations of every deer hunter vary considerably. For some hunters, the challenge of pursuing an individual buck spotted on camera during the preseason is what drives them throughout the entire season. While they may often end up unsucces
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AGE And Grace
“There he is,” I said as we passed the red SUV in the pre-dawn darkness. “You have to give him credit,” Steve said. In fact, I gave him a lot of credit. The hunter, plainly visible in the dark just yards from the mountain road, wore a full blaze-oran
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Scouting To Fill Tags
I’d known the small water hole was about a quarter of the way up the ridge. Frankly, I knew the farm very well, but the water hole just wasn’t positioned right. It was on the opposite side of the crop-filled valley from where the bucks bedded, and th
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DDH Community
Follow us on - Facebook FACEBOOK/OEERHUNTINGMAG Andrew Lawrence: I just passed three deer on the field and its raining and 50 degrees in New York Arie Spurlock: I hunt the rain, no stand. no blind. justfind yourself a cedar thicket. clear the base of
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PASSING Bucks
When I entered the wildlife profession as a private-lands biologist in the late 1970s, passing any buck was not common. At that time, folks were starting to direct more effort and money toward food plot development and supplemental feeding. But as ti
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Brr Bowhunting
For hunters in heavily pressured Northern areas, getting late-season opportunities at mature bucks is beyond difficult and teeters on impossible. The few bucks that survive months of intense bow- and gun-hunting pressure are more in tune with how to
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Older BUT WISHER
The well-being and performance of any deer population is driven by survival and reproduction. For female whitetails, in natural populations, both factors tend to change with age. In the past, old does were considered to be a drag on the population be
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D+DF Community
Find us on Facebook FACEBOOK/DEERHUNTINGMAG TENNESSEE “DEER” FRIENDS, SIMPLE QUESTION: DO YOU LIKE OR LOATHE THE VELVET DEER HUNT? JUST CURIOUS! I would be a fan of it if I felt people actually read and followed the rules of not hunting public land d
Deer & Deer Hunting1 min lettiRegional & Ethnic
3 Wild Turkey Creations
Since many Deer & Deer Hunting readers extend their hunting season into the spring woods for turkeys, it’s worth noting that the cast-iron skillet is a wonderful tool for cooking up your gobbler. Here are three options. With a light layer of olive oi
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Weather To Hunt
I wrestled a dead limb from the leaf litter and hurled it at the red fox. They brought $4.75 in bounty, and the pelt was worth a buck. For me, at 15, not much rivaled the dream of taking a fox. He jumped, quickly appraised the situation, and vanished
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Beanfield Rifles
When I shot my first white-tailed buck, I really had no clue how to hunt America’s favorite big game animal. Back in the late 1970s, I lived in Southern California where I was editor of a weekly outdoor newspaper. I grew up hunting mule deer and thei
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Just One Misstep
I awoke early Sept. 22, 2016, with a doctor’s appointment in 90 minutes. The sun was exceedingly bright as it shined over Lake Huron, appearing as though it was on the hood of my car. I had a lot to do that day and believed my preparation for bow sea
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Aim Is The Game
Successful archers develop routines to get them through stressful shooting scenarios, whether it’s winning a 3D-tournament shoot-off or an opportunity at a season-making buck. These are checklists of sorts, step-by-step checkpoints to assure you do e
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Finding Needles in The Big-woods Haystack
A young deer helped me arrow the big-woods Wisconsin buck. Mr. Big passed within bow range several minutes after legal light, but I couldn’t see my pin well enough and had to watch him pass. However, a little buck’s antics outside the pocket where Mr
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Pursuit Community
FACEBOOK.COM/THEPURSUITCHANNEL INSTAGRAM.COM/PURSUITCHANNEL @PURSUITCHANNEL/TWEETS We all have our strengths. ADAM MUNCY: Hahahahah yea I’m guilty VERNON CASTLE: At 70 mph down the highway. DANIEL RIVERA: Priorities. MARY TEGTMEIER: Yep. MICHAEL MCCL
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THE Fate of FAWNS
There is a period of a few weeks after a fawn is born that is mostly hidden to the prying eyes of humans. We occasionally get a glimpse into this secret period when we are fortunate enough to be in the right place at the right time. Maybe we stumble
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New Gear
Designed especially for late-season hunting, this heavyweight parka is as warm as it gets when temperatures plummet. The quiet Tarnen™ camo triple-layer shell is equipped with InVelvet® fleece bonded to a windproof breathable film, and a soft Sherpa
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