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Gather reproductive data from does

In most areas in the Carolinas, the primary rut is over by the time December rolls around, and the majority of does are pregnant. Many end up on the skinning rack, destined to become mouth-watering sausage and tender steaks.Read More...
November 24, 2009 at 4:00 pm

Replenish nutrients in your food plots to keep them on deerís main menu

A nutritious, palatable food plot will draw wildlife from clear across the county ó or at least one would hope for such a scenario. As long as deer are not overly-disturbed by hunters, the herd will munch away on a regular basis, testing the cropís ability to flourish under pressure.Read More...
October 21, 2009 at 1:18 pm

Food-plot alternatives? Of course

Deer hunting has its highs and lows, but there is nothing like sitting in a tree stand, peering through the predawn darkness, anxiously awaiting the gentle glow from the eastern sky. As daylight draws close, the eyes begin to construct shapes throughout the lush, over-sized food plot. There is no other place a well-seasoned hunter would like to be. In fact, a large and well-cultivated food plot carrying loads of mouth-watering, succulent forage for the deer herd to pillage is the perfect food source, deer attractant, and an ideal stand set-up.Read More...
September 22, 2009 at 2:54 pm

Preparation is fall food-plot key

Even though a few game zones in South Carolina are already open for early-season velvet hunts, the remaining deer hunters in the Carolinas are anxiously awaiting Opening Day while plowing and planning out the last details of their fall food plots.Read More...
August 25, 2009 at 10:58 am

Develop strategies for trophy deer

As a buckís antler velvet begins to lose its blood supply and dry out at the tail end of the month, deer hunters need to review objectives and historical harvest data, then decide what their goals will be for the season. Throughout modern America, the sport of deer hunting is becoming more of a science, with greater emphasis on the scientific method.Read More...
July 22, 2009 at 11:26 am

Itís time to prepare those shooting lanes

With deer season just around the corner, July is the prime time to prepare shooting lanes and remove problem trees around stand sites. Deer will spook easily and prefer to travel within areas of the wilderness that are void of human scent or unnatural disturbance. Excessive cuttings around stand sites should be discouraged during the season to prevent big, mature deer from altering their travel patterns. Despite the sweltering heat, July is a grand time to clean up old and prepare new shooting lanes.Read More...
June 24, 2009 at 12:48 pm

Perform CPR on your food plots

June unravels the last few layers of spring, marked by warm, moist nights and longer days. Read More...
May 28, 2009 at 10:56 am

Itís not too late to plant your summer food plots

By the first week of May, the danger of a killer frost is improbable, and any planned summer food plots should be well underway. Unfortunately, many part-time land managers/hunters do not sow the first seed until May. Preparing, planting, and maintaining food plots usually is not most huntersí primary occupation. April also falls in the middle of the spring turkey season in North Carolina and South Carolina. Broadcasting seed throughout a freshly-tilled food plot after a spending a morning chasing a gobbler may not sit well with your local game warden during the afternoon hunt.Read More...
April 28, 2009 at 3:16 pm

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