When is Peak Rut? Your Trail-Cameras Can Tell You.

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When you harvest a doe late in a hunting season, you can measure any fetuses the doe is carrying using a special scale and determine when they were conceived. With enough fetal measurements, you can dial in on the timing of the peak of deer breeding where you hunt. But this method requires you to …

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Your Binoculars Can Reveal Deer-Herd Trends

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The second quarter of Super Bowl LI was not a pretty picture for the New England Patriots. They trailed the Atlanta Falcons by 21, and no team had ever overcome such a deficit to win a Super Bowl. But we all know the outcome, don’t we? Viewed out of context, any moment in time can …

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5 Ways You Can’t Age a Buck

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Follow Matt on Instagram @mattrossqdma Every summer as velvet antlers sprout and take form on bucks across North America, a drone-like buzz begins to build in the backs of our minds. It’s a sure sign deer season will be here soon. That’s exciting and, at least for me, the volume button that controls my eagerness …

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Kansas Deer Facing a Potential Outbreak of Footrot Disease

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Tim Donges, a QDMA Life Member from Kansas, is watching bucks die of an apparent outbreak of a disease known as “footrot.” Healthy bucks he had watched during the 2016 hunting season started appearing in trail-camera photos with crippling hoof problems in December. “I just put down a big non-typical on Christmas Eve, under instruction …

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