SUBURBAN DEER BEHAVIOR

All our Patterning of Mature Whitetail is about to become Void

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Why is it that the last week of October and first week of November are so important to harvesting a patterned mature whitetail? We have already spent months of putting out trail...

I Saw the Deer When I Least Expected It

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The timeless story of White-tailed deer and what it means to deer behavior. We have all had that moment. The moment when we are packing our gear in the truck, or casually talking...

Does Smoking Scare Deer Away?

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We have all debated this question more than once but the answer to whether or not smoking scare deer is still up in the air. Here is an interesting topic that as hunters we have...

Mature Bucks- the Overlooked Personality

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We’ve all seen the shows of mature bucks charging in for a fight in rural America, after hearing the rattling chaos of a battle. Big, mature bucks displaying the aggressive...

A View From a Suburban Deer Bed

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A suburban deer bed is a lot more complex than its rural cousins. Biology, mainstream hunting media, and common beliefs have all given us a very specific view of what whitetail...

Deer and Scent: The Strongest Memory

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Scent control, scent production, scent anything is big industry for deer and scent. The debate over whether scent control matters, whether carbon works, and even what deer scent...

Breaking the Suburban Buck Code

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It’s late winter and many of us in the northeast are deep into what has become one of the most severe winters we’ve ever seen. The snow is measured in feet, for inches...

Rural Whitetails with Suburban Deer Behavior

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Since the release of my book, I have found myself more than once debating how relevant it is to big woods, farm country, and other rural whitetail behaviors. The very core of the...

3 Ways to Out-Bait Other Hunters

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While in New Jersey this past weekend for the Garden State Outdoor Sports Show, I heard a lot of discussion about baiting deer. In particular, I heard a lot about how to out-bait...

Big Bucks and The Enigma of Pattern Changes

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Many of us are looking at our trail camera pictures this late September and early October and scratching our heads. What’s with all the abrupt big buck pattern changes? The...