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North American Whitetail September 2018 - Hunting Annual Rel #1

Each issue of North American Whitetail brings you effective techniques for outsmarting monster bucks. You'll learn the success secrets of North America's most accomplished, most knowledgeable whitetail hunters - riflemen and bowhunters alike.

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time for deer...again

Some folks just can’t get enough of summer. They live for water-skiing, baseball or any of 100 other activities suited to the hottest time of year. If nothing else, they just like leaning back with a cold drink in hand and doing nothing. Not I. Hot weather isn’t my thing. Fortunately, there’s a time of year way better suited to folks like me. It’s called fall. Or autumn. Or, as I like to put it, “deer season.” Of course, a lot of people besides us whitetail enthusiasts would agree fall is great. They love the return of crisper, less muggy weather, often accompanied by bright foliage. Others can’t wait for football, the World Series or another holiday season. All those are reasons to celebrate fall. But how many can really equal the allure…

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working together

The whitetail fraternity doesn’t exclude anyone from participating in the sport we love. Our pastime is special because it allows hunters of any age group, experience level or background to become involved in the outdoors and develop a passion that can be passed down for generations. The crew at North American Whitetail TV presented by Quick Attach recognizes the deer-hunting world is at a crossroads. We’re losing participants. The number of fresh new faces no longer exceeds or even matches the number of long-time hunters who are aging out and throwing in the towel for good. This trend is troubling; hunter recruitment desperately depends on the elder generation to influence and educate newcomers to the sport. It depends on us. So as far as we’re concerned, the time is now for current…

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bored to death

Approximately seven billion living ash trees now are found across the continent, with the majority standing east of the Mississippi River. And every single one of them apparently is at risk. “Ninety nine percent of the ashes in North America are probably going to die,” claims Dr. Andrew Lieb hold, a research entomologist with the U.S. Forest Service (USFS). The culprit is the emerald ash borer, an exotic beetle that showed up near Detroit, Michigan, in 2002. Scientists speculate the insects reached North America in wood shipping materials that came from their native Asia. Most damage is done by larvae feed ing on the inner bark Their boring dis rupts the ash tree’s ability to transport water and nutrients, killing it within a few years of infestation. As of May 2018, the beetle had…

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fencing facts

Relax. This isn’t about permanent high fences. While it’s commonly perceived that “game” fencing has taken over large areas of whitetail country, in reality, high-fenced tracts represent a tiny percentage of the landscape. And in my opinion, such fences have little impact on deer populations. Even in South Texas, where high fences have been around for almost a century, under 10 percent of intensively managed land is enclosed by such barriers. What I want to focus on are the impacts — some positive, others negative — more traditional fences have on deer. I also want to look at some new fencing innovations and explain how they can positively affect deer and hunters. FENCING BASICS The average agricultural fence stands under 52 inches in height. It can be constructed from a variety of materials,…

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sig sauer

In May, Sig Sauer wowed the hunting world with release of its Ballistic Data Xchange (BDX) system. It provides ballistic holdover recommendations within the scope’s reticle, with 1 MOA accuracy to 800 yards. BDX sends data from range-finder to scope via a mobile app. At the range, the app transfers the rifle’s ballistic data into the scope. In the field, wirelessly pairing the rangefinder and scope takes but a click of a button. Ranging a deer’s distance with the handheld unit instantly illuminates a holdover dot in the reticle. And no, you don’t have to carry your phone. (sigsauer.com)…

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more than a measurement

The first hunting rangefinder I ever laid eyes on, back in 1985, was a device that once had lived a very different life. From the world of military surplus, my friend Russell Thornberry had rescued a clunky contraption originally used to pinpoint targets for artillerymen. Russell had concluded that if you could use it to deliver a payload in combat, you could use it to aid in long-range rifle sniping of whitetails in eastern Alberta. The fact my friend showed me this battlefield gear as we hunted the valley of the Battle River was totally coincidental. That old rangefinder worked, though not without its logistical challenges. Consisting of a horizontal tube weighing several pounds and stretching more than a yard in length, it was unwieldy at best. Russell had it mounted on…