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September 7, 2018

Whitetails’ antler growth is driven by photoperiod and regulated by hormones.  In general, antlers begin growing in spring, grow through late summer, shed velvet around early September, fall off in winter, and start growing again a couple of months later.  Most bucks c...

March 8, 2018

I got to be a “Predator” for one night last month and it was really cool.

For those who don’t remember, Predator was a 1987 movie (and series of forgettable remakes) in which an alien creature hunted down various supporting actors for sport and killed them in gruesome f...

March 8, 2018

FLIR BosonTM Thermal Core is the power behind the remarkable performance of FLIR’s latest generation of thermal handheld imagers and scopes for hunters

Manufacturers of hunting gear are constantly releasing new products, often marketed with references to new technologie...

March 8, 2018

Wild turkeys are almost as fickle as the springtime weather we experience while hunting them. These and other factors often combine to limit opportunities for turkey-hunting success to just a few hours of hunting per season. Solid preparation is imperative. Serious tur...

November 28, 2017

Persimmons are often referred to as Deer Candy being highly attractive for taste and nutrition, dropping from late August thru November depending on variety.

As for nutritional composition, the fruits contain 26 to 4 percent sugar and are high in carbohydrates, starches...

Well, another hunting season has come and gone, and it was yet another disappointing year for many hunters. The Dr. Deer website and Face Book page has been humming with questions about the cause(s), so I decided to devote this issue to answer this question. The unfort...

March 24, 2016

With the advent of QDM being introduced to the hunters of Pennsylvania in the early 2000’s, we were about to change the way we manage our deer herd, our land and ourselves. For too long did the landscape and herd endure such calamity with mis-management, allowing for a...

When I first got the opportunity to own my own piece of hunting property I was as excited and hopeful as you would expect. Almost 10 years later my emotions have been like a roller coaster from the highest of high to the lowest of low. Managing those emotions and expec...