9 05, 2023

Tick and Snake Precautions

2023-05-09T09:01:13-04:00May 9th, 2023|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Bowhunting, Deer Hunting, whitetail deer|0 Comments

For the next 6 months, between ballgames and vacations and cutting the grass, many of us will slip away to the woods on occasion to work on food plots, set out minerals, hang trail cameras, etc. Times flies and bow season will be here in about 5 months. Late spring and summer is when ticks and snakes are out and active, so heed these precautions. The first and best thing you can do is to wear knee-high boots, which protect against both snakes and ticks. From May to September, I NEVER go into the woods without wearing tall boots with long pants legs tucked snugly in them. Tick Precautions Spray your clothes with Permethrin before entering the woods. Use Deet [...]

5 05, 2023

11 Best Spots for Trail Cameras

2023-05-05T08:23:46-04:00May 5th, 2023|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Hunting, whitetail deer|1 Comment

Exert advice on where to set your cams and find the biggest bucks on your hunting land We are not going to bore you with what size tree to strap your camera to…how high off the ground to set it…or any other basic stuff you probably already know. What we are going to do is point you to 11 high-level locations, based on terrain and cover, where you are likely to capture images of the biggest bucks on your land. How solid are our sources for this advice? The experts quoted here have taken and analyzed hundreds of thousands of cam pictures of mature bucks over the years! Read on and find out where to get the buck photos. After [...]

3 05, 2023

Are Coyotes Killing “Doomed Surplus” of Deer Fawns?

2023-05-03T08:17:15-04:00May 3rd, 2023|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Hunting, Deer Science, whitetail deer|0 Comments

In the springs of 2016 and 2017, Justin Dion and his fellow researchers at the University of Delaware captured and collared 109 newborn fawns in Sussex County in the southern portion of the state. The study area had about 50 deer per square mile, but a noticeable lack of predators. No confirmed sightings of bobcats and no bears. Only 9 coyotes had ever been reported harvested statewide in Delaware at the time of the project. Each of the 109 collared fawns was monitored daily. When a fawn died, the researchers investigated the scene, collected data and sent the carcass to a veterinarian for necropsy. After crunching the numbers, Dion and crew reported that only 49 of the 109 fawns they [...]

1 05, 2023

Plant Cover Crops for All-Year Food Plots

2023-04-30T09:36:39-04:00May 1st, 2023|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Hunting, Deer Management, whitetail deer|0 Comments

Kip Adams, who works for the National Deer Association and who is a whitetail habitat expert, is a big believer in keeping food plots “covered” throughout the year. The best way to keep a plot covered is to have some plants growing in it for as many months as possible. As different varieties of plants grow in a plot, they hold the soil and help to continuously build organic matter. That is why cover cropping has become so big in commercial agriculture. Farmers used to harvest corn or soybeans, and then leave the soil open until the next planting season. Now they seed winter wheat, winter rye or brassicas onto those harvested row crop fields.” A good example in food plots for deer would [...]

28 04, 2023

Do Floods Harm Deer?

2023-04-28T14:51:14-04:00April 28th, 2023|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Hunting, Deer Science|0 Comments

Huge rain and flash flooding here in Virginia this weekend, and it’s moving up the East Coast. Later this spring there will be some flooding in the Midwest and South, as happens every year. How will all this water affect the deer? Biologists say that rising floodwaters of river and creeks won’t kill many if any adult deer, though it will displace animals for days and perhaps weeks. But the deer will eventually filter back into their habitats once the waters recede. While pregnant does will simply move out of rising water now and for the next few weeks, the primary concern for deer herds in and around flood zones occurs later on in May and June, when the does [...]

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