Rub Lines and Hunting Success: Part 2

Can knowledge of buck rubbing locations help develop more effective habitat plans – plans that produce more predictable deer movement patterns? This is a question we tackled in Part 1 of this article when we looked at rub density by habitat type and near linear features. Now, let’s look at the effect of terrain on …

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How to Calibrate a Food Plot Sprayer

So, you have learned to identify your major weed problems. You have done your homework and identified the herbicide necessary to control the weeds in your food plots. You have planned ahead, and you are spraying at the correct time. However, none of this matters if you haven’t calibrated your sprayer! Herbicide application must be …

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10 Shooting Tips From Army Marksmen

Editor’s Note: The authors are QDMA members, hunters, and competitive marksmen who contributed this article to Quality Whitetails magazine. Walter Stroman was the Team Adjutant for the 2005 United States F-Class Rifle Team that competed in the World F-Class rifle matches in South Africa. In 2007, he won the 1,000-yard Southeast Regional Rifle Matches, F-Class Rifle, …

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To Kill Mature Bucks, Go Somewhere Else

  I had an interesting phone conversation with deer researcher Dr. Mark Conner while I was working on an article for Quality Whitetails. Mark, who works in Maryland, has led a number of recent groundbreaking studies of buck movements and home-range characteristics using GPS tracking collars placed on deer. We were talking about “sanctuaries,” and Mark …

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Build a Stalking Trail

In my article in Quality Whitetails magazine titled “Paradise Under Construction,” I described the initial deer management practices my brother Jason and I implemented on a 350-acre farm we purchased in southern Iowa. One of the habitat features we discussed was “stalking trails,” which allow us to hunt more effectively on the ground. My idea …

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