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Adam Crumrin Buck: 213-Inch Illinois “Elvis”

by Ron Willmore

When you’re hunting a free-ranging mature buck, it’s extremely unusual to have a solid timeline that extends over several years…. more »

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DIY: How to Plant a No-Till Food Plot

by Steve Bartylla

The stand overlooked a plot split between Antler King’s Trophy Clover and Honey Hole products. It’s always been one of… more »


10 Best Deer Rifles Ever Made

by Brad Fitzpatrick

If you’re looking for the “best” deer rifle, the good news is there are a lot of very good choices today…. more »


Steve Niemerg Buck: 197-Inch Illinois Giant

by Bernie Barringer

Although January’s not a time typically associated with killing huge bucks, many Midwestern states have whitetail seasons that reach well… more »


5 Warm-Season Improvements for Fall Success

by Mark Kayser

Put the umbrella drink down. You’ll still need the sunscreen, but the personal watercraft will have to sit idle for… more »


Ryan Provance Buck: 180-Inch Mississippi Tank

by Rick Dillard

During late summer 2011, Ryan Provance put out numerous trail cameras on his hunting club in Jefferson County, Mississippi. Like… more »


Sanctuaries: The Key to Big Bucks

by Don Higgins

Every good management plan should include a designated “safe haven” on the property you own or lease. Without it, mature bucks will not stay on your land.


Venison Nutrition: What Every Hunter Needs to Know

by Hank Shaw

I rarely eat beef anymore—and never at home. I haven’t bought beef for the house since 2004, opting instead to… more »


Are You Managing for Cattle or Deer?

by Dr. James C. Kroll

Dr. Deer’s Whitetail World: Dr. James C. Kroll examines new principles of deer management.


When Should You Hang Your Treestand?

by P.J. Reilly

As summer settles in, many whitetail hunters across North America head out in the evenings to watch the deer they… more »


Best Spots for Bowhunting Iowa Trophy Bucks

by Gordon Whittington

If you somehow could “invent” the perfect place for bowhunting trophy whitetails, what might its key components be? You’d obviously… more »


Do Your Deer Have Adequate Browse?

by Dr. James C. Kroll

There are many reasons for the whitetail’s amazing success as a species. One of them is its ability to adapt… more »

Do you own that deer?

Do You Legally Own That Deer?

by Gordon Whittington

The question of who owns our native game animals isn’t quite as easy to answer as it might seem. If… more »


Building Whitetail Utopia – Part 1

by Steve Bartylla

The client I was talking to in Mississippi was excited, to say the least. You could feel him beaming with… more »


Building Whitetail Utopia – Part 2

by Steve Bartylla

In Building Whitetail Utopia – Part 1, we covered some important foundational topics for habitat improvement and deer management. We… more »


Chad Scyphers: 188-Inch West Virginia Record

by Anthony Scyphers

On Nov. 18, 2014, Chad Scyphers rewrote West Virginia history when he harvested the state’s new No. 1 archery typical,… more »


Indiana Legalizes Rifles (But Probably Not Your Rifle)

by David Hart

Rifles are now legal for deer hunting in Indiana. Scratch that. Some rifle cartridges are now legal for deer hunting… more »

If you want to maximize the potential of your deer herd, it's critical to mind the nutritional requirements of all of the deer inhabiting your land, not just the mature bucks. Photo courtesy of Linda Freshwaters Arndt/

Whitetail Nutrition Calendar

by Matt Haun

Whitetails can be picky eaters when given the opportunity. Their nutritional needs vary greatly by sex, age and time of year. The sooner you pinpoint what their needs are and when, the better your herd — and your hunting — will be.


Kreidermacher Buck: 248-Inch Minnesota Monarch

by Bernie Barringer

Sometimes giant bucks can bring out the worst in people. Friendships have surely been lost over big bucks, and in… more »


Deer Management: There’s No Off Season

by Matt Haun

When most hunters think of whitetails, the first season that comes to mind of course is fall. It’s to us… more »