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Aging White-Tailed Deer on the Hoof - Part II
by Dr. Mickey W. Hellickson

Last week we discussed the scientific approach of aging of deer on the hoof. This week we focus on characteristics that will help you age deer in the field. 

The Best Characteristics For Aging Deer On The Hoof Are…
Results of statistical tests indicated that the single best antler characteristic to use for aging bucks on the hoof was gross B&C score.  Overall antler size is the best method for aging live bucks, contrary to what I was mistakenly told when I first moved to Texas.  Accurate field…
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Spikes: Part IV
by Dr. Mickey W. Hellickson

In Part III and included in Part IV, I’m examining the results of several studies that have been completed during recent years on wild bucks…

BUCK HARVEST RESTRAINT IN THE MIDWEST: 10 YEARS LATER
by Dr. Mickey W. Hellickson

This story actually begins back in 1988.  That was the year I first became aware of the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA).  I immediately joined,…



Solving the Buck Movement Mystery - Part IV
by Dr. Mickey W. Hellickson

Yearling Bucks versus Mature Bucks
In the previous article I discussed Dr. Stephen Webb’s study on how water availability and protein feeders affected mature…



El Tecomate Ranch - Part II
by David Morris

In my previous article, I talked about Gary Schwarz

In time, he came up with several options that could answer the call and finally…



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A Race Well Run
by David Morris

2 Timothy 4:7: “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day.”
I was in Charlotte the day of Billy Graham’s funeral. I was returning home from…...read on...

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Tip #37 – Don’t “Burn” Your Favorite Spot

Repeated use of a stand location, particularly when the wind is not right, can at times contaminate your hunting area. Using a stand or location too often is a great way to be sure that a mature whitetail will avoid your area. Try to schedule your hunting times and frequency with the most likely times that your buck is active and likely to expose himself.


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