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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…

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…

What are the Potential Negatives of Supplemental Feeding? - Part V
by Dr. Mickey W. Hellickson

Potential Negatives of Supplemental Feeding
Although there are many positive aspects to a supplemental feeding program, there are also several potentially negative aspects.  Thanks…

The Evolution of the Skinning Shed
by Tecomate Wildlife Systems

(Originally Published in QDMA, Quality Whitetails)
By Rans Thomas

My first introduction to skinning a deer was in the barn on our family farm…

Low Pressure Hunting - Part I
by David Morris

As we stood glassing from a hill overlooking several distant deer-dotted alfalfa fields scattered along Montana’s Milk River, one of our party of five pointed…

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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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Shed Hunting Adventures

The popularity of shed hunting during the off-season has absolutely gone off the charts in recent years. Today, a high a percentage of modern-day hunters and deer managers make at least some attempt to look for the shed antlers from the bucks they’ve been hunting and admiring. Some have gotten passionate and even obsessive about finding sheds. Numerous hunters and non-hunters alike now spend a considerable amount of time each spring searching for those elusive treasures. I know dozens of…

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