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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...

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...

October 1, 2015

NEWS FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY

We hear a lot from folks say that there is nothing you can do to produce winter foods for your deer! Here is a brief walk-through on what we are doing here at Turtle Lake Club, Hillman, Michigan. Scheduling your logging in the winter has many...

As the years go by, everything is continually changing and that also holds true for the world of whitetail deer. From the creation of research centers to the technology of all the new gizmos and gadgets, even the actual methods of hunting deer are changing. I grew up h...

Are you thinking about planting a field to trees? Many folks want to plant hardwoods such as oak, walnut, and black cherry. They believe these will grow into valuable hardwoods; they are partly correct. The problem is getting them to grow.

For over ten years, I have bee...