Survey Acorns Now to Improve Production

Acorn Scouting TipsNow is a great time to scout the acorn crop. What you find can help identify stand sites for this fall and also predict winter food supplies. Here are a few helpful tips from QDMA Intern and N.C. State University Branch president Moriah Boggess. Posted by The Quality Deer Management Association on Sunday, …

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The Importance of Good Fawning Cover

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

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

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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