The Importance of Good Fawning Cover

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What came first – the doe or the fawn? Following the “chicken or the egg” analogy, you need a doe to produce a fawn, and you need a fawn to produce a doe. In reality, who came first is irrelevant as long as deer hunters and managers fully realize the importance of both. In the …

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If You Want to Kill Bucks, Kill Buckthorn

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Don’t be fooled by the name: This common tree will not be a valuable addition to your whitetail hunting land. Introduced to the United States for use along roadsides, hedgerows and, yes, in “habitat improvement projects,” common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica) has grown out of control. Today, this Eurasian invasion is found in most Mid-South, Midwestern …

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5 Ways to Fight Back Against Hemlock Woolly Adelgids

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Eastern hemlock trees are a valuable part of whitetail habitat in much of the eastern United States. There may come a day, however, when hemlock trees are not so common, and that will not be a good day for deer. In its Northeast and Appalachian Mountain range, eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) offers fairly preferable winter browse, …

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Boost Your Food Plots With a Simple Soil Test

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Preparing a quality food plot takes time, labor and money. If I am investing all of that, I want to ensure my food plot has the greatest chance of maximum production. Achieving this is as simple as a soil test. I have to admit that in the past I have been guilty of disking dirt, …

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