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Getting Kids Into Turkey Hunting

By Mark Melotik and our friends at  Outdoor Life Magazine What’s better than being in the presence of a strutting spring tom as it booms out a ground-shaking gobble? Sharing that incredible experience with an enthralled, wide-eyed youngster, huddled inches away from you in a cozy ground blind. Even an IMAX theatre movie can’t compete with a [...]

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Feeding Protein to your Deer Population? Here's Why you Need a Gravity Feeder

It's no secret.  Protein-enriched deer feed can help the deer on your property become more robust and healthy; it can also ensure your deer herd stays healthful during the sparse winter months. If healthy, hearty antlers and large, fit bucks are on your wish list, then protein supplementation is a must. A protein-rich diet is also [...]

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Basic Tips for Hunting Sheds

Proven Benefits, Basic Tips for Hunting Shed Antlers The gently flowing creek was as cold as it was clear. I'll never forget setting my eyes on that beautiful 3-point whitetail shed resting on the smooth gravel bar. I was touching something no human hand has ever touched before. I was six years old and my buddy [...]

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Winter Bass Fishing on Ponds and Small Lakes

Breaks in winter weather offer evenings like this when the bass remain sluggish but are active enough to take the bait. Photo: Amy Hatfield Winter Bass Fishing on Ponds and Small Lakes If you Google, “What do bass eat in winter,” the first things that pop up are jigs. But never mind the fishing, what do they [...]

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The Importance of Protein Feeders to Healthy Antler Development

The Importance of Protein Feeders to Healthy Antler Development With spring upon us, we're heading into peak season for bucks to begin the fascinating cycle of growing their antlers. Covered in velvet skin rich with oxygen and nutrients, antlers are some of the fastest-growing bones in the entire animal kingdom, growing up to a 1/2-inch per [...]

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Creating Soft Edges to Improve Deer Habitat

How To Create Your Property's Soft Edges to Improve Deer Habitat As symmetrical and "right" as the above property appears, it's not what deer hunters should aspire to. When you look at your land, what do you see? Field, forest and food plots? The most successful and knowledgeable deer and deer-habitat managers view their properties not as [...]

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Best Places to Find Shed Antlers

The link between where you are likely to find a buck’s shed antlers and where you are likely to shoot that buck in the fall is way overrated. In winter when a buck's antlers are dropping, his life revolves around finding the best quality food to replenish his body after the peak rut period. Bucks will [...]

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Benefits of Protein Feeding

Click to Enlarge Where to Place Protein Feeders Protein feeder placement plays an important role in antler development because bucks tend to dominate feeders with protein-rich feeds. Whitetail bucks frequent protein feeders daily, especially during times of low natural forage and feeding protein is beneficial for the entire deer community, including pregnant, nursing does and fawns. When establishing [...]

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Whitetail Deer Antler Growth Process

Do you want your bucks to have bigger antlers this year? Before you treat your deer, you need to understand the basics of what antlers are and how antlers form over time. Antlers are pieces of bone that grow out of the pedicles of a deer. Nutrition, age and genetics all play a role in how [...]

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Improve Your Deer With Protein

Many consider the supplemental feeding of protein to deer to be a key factor in a deer management program and an ideal source of nutrition for deer. Setting the stage with a supplemental protein feeding program will improve the health of your deer herd and give them the additional supplements they need to reach their [...]

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