Shed hunting has become an intense sport for hunters around the country. Everyone has their special secrets to finding a ton of sheds, but if you have the knowledge but are not prepared, you may struggle to be successful. While shed hunting can be a nonchalant sport for hobbyists, if you are serious about it, you need the right shed hunting gear.
Whitetail populations are susceptible to a verity of diseases and parasites. Every year it seems that we have some type of outbreak that puts populations of deer around the country at risk. Although most diseases whitetails get are harmless to humans, knowing what these ailments look like could help you better manage your deer or avoid eating deer that you should not.
Does wearing orange effect you hunt? Ever since wearing red or blaze orange became law in 1986, and later mandatory blaze orange in 1994, hunters have questioned if their game could see it or if it has a negative impact on the hunt; however, Whitetail and humans see colors differently and we use this fact to keep hunters protected from each other while also keeping them concealed in the woods.
Are we being sold a lie from mineral supplement brands? Do they actually help or are they just salt? They’re are good and bad brands but you have to know what to look for on the ingredients tab. Real mineral supplements work very well, but it is separating the good from the bad that is the most important.
Aging a whitetail in the field can be an important aspect of your hunt. Trying to hold out for a mature buck has become an increasingly popular management strategy. Every single buck is different though. Many of the attributes that we will soon learn that help us age a buck, can vary from deer to deer. This is why many hunters struggle to age deer correctly; although, most anyone can tell a mature deer apart from a yearling, let’s dive into how to judge the middle stages.
Melanistic whitetails are the absolute rarest form of whitetail known; Although, a few hunters in parts of Texas have actually had the chance to harvest these animals. Truth be told, not very much is known about melanistic whitetails, while experts believe the genetic mutations that cause albinoism actually reduces the survival rate of the animal …
There are many anomalies in the whitetail world. One of them is the fact that sometimes female whitetails can grow antlers. You may have seen reports of deer shot with huge antlers and claim that the deer was a doe. The question is if it is a true antlered doe or if there is another …