4 07, 2019

Can Deer Antlers Help Cure Cancer?

2020-06-10T09:15:18-04:00July 4th, 2019|Big Deer Stories, BigDeer, Deer Hunting, Deer Science|Comments Off on Can Deer Antlers Help Cure Cancer?

According to an international study lead by Chinese researchers and published in the journal Science , a system of cancer-related genes allow deer to grow a new set of antlers every year, but the animals rarely die of cancer thanks to other tumor-suppressing genes in the body that keep the aggressive cells in check. An antler is a complex organ of bone, blood vessels, nerves, muscle and velvet. “Deer can completely regenerate (this) organ. No other mammal has that ability,” said Wang Wen, the study’s lead author. The researchers also noted that while deer might get tumors all over their body, the growths do almost no harm and disappear with time. This jibes with what we have posted on BIG [...]

1 07, 2019

Tennessee To Hold CWD Workshops For Hunters, All States Should

2020-06-10T09:15:18-04:00July 1st, 2019|Big Deer Stories, Big Deer TV, Deer Hunting, Deer Management, Deer Science|Comments Off on Tennessee To Hold CWD Workshops For Hunters, All States Should

I have researched, written, blogged about and produced TV shows concerning Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), the biggest potential thread to deer herds and deer hunting to come down the pike in the last 50 years, maybe ever. I still find myself confused and scratching my head as CWD is documented in new areas, and as wildlife agencies come out with new info and regulations for dealing with the disease in the short and long term. I can only imagine how confused you, the average hunter who works hard and raises a family and doesn’t have time to research stuff like this, might be. That’s why I was so glad to see a tweet from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) [...]

27 06, 2019

Big Game Q&A: 19 Tips To Help You Hunt Better

2020-06-10T09:15:18-04:00June 27th, 2019|Big Deer Stories, BigDeer, Deer Guns & Loads, Deer Hunting, Remington|Comments Off on Big Game Q&A: 19 Tips To Help You Hunt Better

I’ll be bowhunting big bucks in the South in December? Weather-wise, which days should be best? Try to plan your hunts around cool, clear days with a north wind. “Down here, big bucks move the best on cool, bluebird days,” says Jimmy Riley, manager of Giles Island Plantation near Natchez, Mississippi. “We have lots of days when it’s warm and the wind blows out of the south. Deer don’t move as well then. But if you can catch a couple of crisp, clear days, you should spot some awesome buck movement.” What are pheromones? Pheromones are chemical substances in the urine and glandular secretions of deer. They serve as stimuli to other deer for behavioral responses. Many biologists believe that [...]

24 06, 2019

5 Tips For Summer Camping

2020-06-10T09:15:18-04:00June 24th, 2019|Big Deer Stories, Big Deer TV, BigDeer|Comments Off on 5 Tips For Summer Camping

The 4th of July is right around the corner, and many families will head to the woods. Some things to keep in mind: Get the Kids Involved Keep your kids busy and off their phones and gaming devices. Start out with a little required work—setting up the tent, collecting firewood, etc. Then move on to a whole lot of fun. Go hiking with your son or daughter, show him or her deer tracks, fish for trout or bream, etc. If you’re in a safe, remote area, show him or her how to plink with a pellet gun or 22 (make sure shooting is legal if you’re on public ground). The more active your kids are the more fun they’ll have, [...]

21 06, 2019

Summer Land Management: 3 Tips For Better Deer Hunting

2020-06-10T09:15:18-04:00June 21st, 2019|Big Deer Stories, Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Hunting, Deer Management|Comments Off on Summer Land Management: 3 Tips For Better Deer Hunting

While you’re out working your land with a tractor this summer, try this. Bush-hog a strip of grass or mow a lane through a thicket right up to one or two of your favorite tree stand locations. Keep those lanes trimmed one more time this summer. Deer will find them and use them. One day later this fall, an 8-pointer might walk smack down the strip to your bow stand. The trimmed lanes are also great places to plant mini-plots of clover. Scour an old grown-up farm field for hidden fruit trees, like apple or persimmon. Open up the trees by clearing away brush; prune a few limbs and pour some fertilizer over the roots. A tree should make some [...]

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