So many hunters don’t pay attention to their hunting area until hunting season. By then, it is too late. Start planning your deer season now. Food plots are often the first thing that legally comes to mind when improving deer areas. Fall plots are great, if the deer find them. Spring plots begin to pattern the deer now. Every hunter place out mineral licks, attractants, supplements and food sources in the fall. The problem is
Venison is a wonderful source of meat. There are around 34 species of deer worldwide. Not only are deer an adventure to hunt, they provide many health benefits. The advantages of deer meat begin with an ethical harvest. A proper shot will dispatch the deer and ensure the quality of the meat. Several shots ruins and wastes the meat. Wounding the deer leads to long tracking and increases the adrenaline levels found in the deer.
Non typical buck racks are unusual and amazing. Nature has a way of taking something and making it something unique. Not all deer racks are created equally, and non-typical racks take it to a whole new level. Years ago, I was hunting with my brother in Baltimore County, Maryland. We found an area with plenty of buck sign and set up along a ridge. The rubs along this ridge were intense and more tore up
How long do deer live? Is their life measured in Dog Years? Does one deer year equal 7 human years? What is the oldest deer that you have harvested or heard of? Where are you most likely to find really old deer? Are the oldest deer the biggest trophies? Most of the deer that I have harvested were under 5 years old. A couple may have been 7-8. Most harvested deer are younger than 4
Hunters know that the ears of a deer can swivel and locate specific sounds. These directional antennae can pinpoint a hunter well beyond a hunter’s hearing range. Throw in a deer’s excellent vision and super sense of smell, and it makes you wonder how hunters have any chance at harvesting these amazing critters. Human hearing and deer hearing are surprisingly similar. Recent research has shown what makes the deer’s hearing so effective is their ability