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Deer & Deer Hunting Summer 2019

Deer & Deer Hunting is written and edited for serious, year-round hunting enthusiasts, focusing on hunting techniques, deer biology and behavior, deer management, habitat requirements, the natural history of deer and hunting ethics

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a bowhunting reunion

I have a bad short-term memory. I forget details about appointments and conversations and a lot of other day-to-day stuff. I do, however, have some capacity to recall events from years ago, and some memories are so clear I can drill them down to the day they happened. Like Sept. 23, 1995. That was a bowhunting day I’ll never forget. My boss at the time, Pat Durkin, let me hunt on a property near his home, and that morning he led me in the darkness to a small Loc-On stand he had hung 20 feet up a red oak. The sun was peeking over the horizon when a 9-point buck stepped out of the berry brush and walked 15 steps from my position. I sent an aluminum arrow through the buck’s lungs,…

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readers recoil

I just read Bob Bergland’s excellent article, “A Lifetime of Passion” in the February issue of Deer & Deer Hunting. My mother-in-law bagged three deer in 2016 at the age of 86. She still hunts from her hunting platform if it’s not too cold. She’s also looking forward to hunting this year when she will be 90. By the way, she uses a high-powered rifle. —Bruce Walters, North Carolina I just finished reading my copy of the February issue of Deer & Deer Hunting, and I have to give you five stars for the back page article, “A Lifetime of Passion.” I am 78 years old and also a lifetime hunter, and yes, another female. I bagged my 34th deer (only two have been does) this past season during our muzzleloader season. I…

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deer & deer hunting

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d&dh community

SHOPDEERHUNTING.COM White-tailed Deer Management and Habitat Improvement This comprehensive book gives hunters and property owners the tools needed to make their land veritable deer havens. Drawing upon author Steve Bartylla’s 20-plus years of experience creating and managing whitetail hunting properties, this resource spells out practical and potent strategies to improve every aspect of a hunting property. MSRP: $34.99 Info: www.ShopDeerHunting.com and search SKU S3321 DEER OF THE MONTH Emily Wells shot this outstanding North Carolina buck in 2017 at 110 yards with her muzzleloader! Congrats, Emily! Submit your deer stories and photos to chris. berens@fwmedia.com for consideration to be included in DDH and online. INSTAGRAM @DEERANDDEERHUNTING deeranddeerhunting_ What a way to go. Dang. #deer #deerhunting #iamdeerhunter krause66: Wow! Not a good way to die! s.mason_custom_knives: Not the way to go. D+DH INNOVATION ZONE The hottest deer hunting gear is the focus of this show every…

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pursuit community

May 30: Make Magic With Mock Scrapes The biology behind scrapes, the why, what and how. June 6: When the Rut is Rocking The DDH-TV team provides insights on deer behavior during this magical time. June 13: When the Shot Goes Wrong We cover the best techniques for what to do on various bad shots and blood trails. June 20: Nebraska Rut Madness Mark Kayser has a tough Nebraska hunt while the rut is in full swing. June 27: Keys to Proper Doe Management Insights on managing antlerless deer for better habitat and better hunting. Watch on Pursuit Channel Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. EST, Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. EST, Thursdays at 3:00 p.m. EST and Thursdays at 10 p.m. EST. Now streaming past episodes on www.pursuituptv.com! WHAT TO WATCH MOSSY OAK’S GAMEKEEPERS No matter where you are or what your outdoor obsession might be,…

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whitetail longevity

White-tailed deer often live for more than 20 years when raised in captivity. But it’s a different story in the wild. Worn teeth, arthritis and general body deterioration eventually hinder a deer’s ability to feed and evade predators. Any wild deer in excess of 10 years old can be considered an “old deer.” The oldest free-ranging whitetail reported in scientific literature is a 20-year-old doe from New York. However, Leonard Lee Rue III, in his 1989 book, “The Deer of North America,” notes that two ear-tagged Alabama does were killed by hunters when they were 21 and 23 years old. I became especially interested in old does when I captured an old ear-tagged doe in Upper Michigan’s Petrel Grade deer yard in 1969. Upon checking deer tagging records at the nearby Cusino…