How to Age a Buck in Real Time

A lot of bowhunters set a goal of harvesting a mature buck. But what exactly does that mean? Biologists divide bucks into three age categories including young, middle-aged and mature….

  Jackie Holbrook   ConservationFeaturedWildlife   November 7, 2023

Understanding Major Deer Diseases

Hunters and other predators aren’t the only causes of deer mortality. A host of diseases and parasites may infect deer, and hunters should be familiar with them. Some of these…

  Joe Shead   FeaturedWildlife   December 15, 2022

Making Sense of Whitetails, Blacktails and Mule Deer

The Cervidae, or deer, family includes several of North America’s best-known animals such as elk, moose, caribou, mule deer, white-tailed deer and black-tailed deer. These critters live in every habitat…

  Erik Barber   FeaturedWildlife   July 14, 2022

Listen to the Woods!

The simple snap of a branch is a sound that can get any bowhunter’s heart racing. This subtle noise can be the cue that the big buck you’ve been waiting…

  Jackie Holbrook   FeaturedWildlife   June 2, 2022

Your Regional Guide to Whitetail Food Sources

Whitetail deer are tethered to their stomachs, and if you want to make the most of your time in the woods, identifying food sources preferred by deer is critical. Food…

  Erik Barber   FeaturedWildlife   July 9, 2021

Understanding the 5 Wild Turkey Subspecies

For most hunters, a turkey is a turkey. The males gobble, and they have spurs and a beard. The hens are smaller, and they have less colorful heads compared with…

  Cassie Gasaway   FeaturedWildlife   May 11, 2021

Longbeard Lingo: Master These Basic Turkey Calls

You probably talked with someone not long ago — maybe within the past few minutes. Wild turkeys communicate with one another almost constantly, too. Their language isn’t like ours, but…

  Cassie Gasaway   FeaturedWildlife   April 27, 2021

Turkeys: What’s a beard? And Spurs?

Wild turkeys are interesting creatures with unique physical characteristics like the beard and spurs. If you’ve wondered about the makeup and purpose of beards and spurs, keep reading. You’ll soon…

  Cassie Gasaway   WildlifeFeatured   February 14, 2018