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21 08, 2019

New CWD Test For Deer Urine

2019-10-17T10:05:06-04:00August 21st, 2019|Big Deer Stories, Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Science|Comments Off on New CWD Test For Deer Urine

Wildlife Research Center and Tink’s have partnered with CWD Evolution to fund a study on a testing protocol known as RT-QuIC, which is designed to examine deer urine for CWD contamination. This will allow manufacturers of deer and elk scents to test and verify that no CWD is detected in the urine used in their products. According to Phil Robinson of Tink’s, “We sought out the most recognized authorities regarding CWD transmission via urine to get their opinion. We are 100% confident that our products pose no risk of spreading CWD. This test is just a confirmation of that fact.” “Our industry is committed to the health of wild cervids and the sport of hunting,” adds Sam Burgeson of Wildlife [...]

20 08, 2019

BIG DEER 2019 Moon-Rut Hunting Guide

2019-10-17T10:03:26-04:00August 20th, 2019|Big Deer Stories, Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Hunting|Comments Off on BIG DEER 2019 Moon-Rut Hunting Guide

This year I teamed up with Outdoor Life digital for the 8th annual BIG DEER rut guide, with specific tips on planning your hunting vacay this November. Click the above link to read the entire guide; below are some highlights: New moon this rut cycle begins on October 27…expect deer to be most active at dawn and for 30 minutes thereafter… expect deer to be move from daylight until 9:00a.m. or so…get on stand extra early and hunt especially hard that first hour. November 4, 2019 First-Quarter Moon: Looking back to my notes and all the research I’ve done over the years it is fact that many huge bucks are killed every year during the seeking phase of the rut [...]

19 08, 2019

Michigan: Deer Hunter Turned Caregiver Needs Place To Hunt

2019-10-17T10:02:01-04:00August 19th, 2019|Big Deer TV, Deer Hunting|Comments Off on Michigan: Deer Hunter Turned Caregiver Needs Place To Hunt

From WILX: Joe Thompson is a Navy veteran and has spent a majority his 54 years…hunting because for him, deer hunting isn’t just a season, it’s a year-round process (and passion). But this past year, deer season hasn’t been on Thompson’s mind. (His) wife, Shirley, suffers from multiple sclerosis and needs full time care after a major fall last year. Joe takes care of her 24/7 and even helps do her make up. Joe hopes to have a little spare time this fall, and he’s looking for some private land near home where he could go out and hunt a few hours at a time. “If I could find someplace to hunt in the Charlotte area where it’s not a [...]

15 08, 2019

Virginia To Hold Public Meeting On CWD–All States Should Do The Same

2019-10-17T10:00:06-04:00August 15th, 2019|Big Deer Stories, Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Hunting, Deer Science|Comments Off on Virginia To Hold Public Meeting On CWD–All States Should Do The Same

Throughout the summer of 2019 the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) has hosted workshops on Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in West Tennessee counties where the disease has been documented. Experts from the TWRA and University of Tennessee have been on hand to answer all the complex and confusing questions hunters are sure have, such as: What exactly is CWD? How can it impact my hunting? I hunt the next county over from where CWD has been found, should I be worried? Can I carry a buck carcass home I shot in another county? Can I use deer urine? Can I eat the meat from a buck I shot in a CWD area? Is deer meat possibly contaminated—can it hurt my [...]

13 08, 2019

The Debate Over Deer Urine

2019-10-17T09:57:44-04:00August 13th, 2019|Big Deer Stories, Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Hunting, Deer Science, Hunting News|Comments Off on The Debate Over Deer Urine

Earlier this summer South Carolina became the 9th state to ban the use of urine-based scents for deer hunting. In a press release, the South Carolina DNR said in part: “the department is following the lead of other states in proactively prohibiting the use of (urine) in order to minimize the potential for CWD (Chronic Wasting Disease) introduction into South Carolina.” In response to this and other state bans on urine-based scents, two major scent companies—Wildlife Research Center and Tink’s, have issued this response: The argument made by rule makers to ban these products is that they unnaturally congregate deer like bait or feed, thereby increasing interaction between animals and possibly increasing the spread of disease. While a scent set-up [...]