Deer Hunting

This photo shows the difference between the three-cusp temporary third premolar (top) and the permanent third premolar with two cusps (bottom).

How to age white-tailed deer: Part III

Aging young adults, 2- and 3-year-old deer
July 12 at 9:00am
Garmin’s Xero Bow Sight combines a rangefinder and a bow-sighting system.

Take a good look at this new sight

Garmin combines rangefinder, laser-sighting system for bowhunters
July 01 at 7:00am
The author ran across this bad boy recently. Only his nose was above the water.

Prepping for fall hunting

Trips afield during the summer can present some interesting problems
June 22 at 9:00am
The stages of eruption of the third molar in yearling deer is clearly visible in this photo: Jawbone No. 5 shows the replacement of the temporary premolars with the new permanent molars.

How to age white-tailed deer: Part II

Key is third temporary premolar with three crests
June 12 at 9:00am
After testing 300 deer in Northeast Louisiana, the state's Department of Wildlife and Fisheries hasn't found any evidence so far of chronic wasting disease in the area herd.

LDWF: Sampling shows no CWD in Northeast Louisiana

300 deer tested in buffer zone with no positive results; feeding ban lifted
June 08 at 1:02pm
The TenPoint Stealth NXT offers big performance in a compact, light package.

Tenpoint adds a new crossbow

Stealth NXT puts the latest technology into space-age archery equipment
June 01 at 7:00am
Supplemental feeding of deer has been banned in six Mississippi counties and three Louisiana parishes after an Issaquena County deer was discovered to have CWD in January.

Another look at CWD feeding ban

Could Mississippi officials have used better boundaries than county lines?
May 22 at 9:00am
The actual size of the jawbone makes for easy identification of fawns and 6-month old deer.

How to age white-tailed deer: Part I

The breeding Chronology of Louisiana deer can make aging challenging — but it can be done
May 12 at 9:00am
With almost 200 results back so far, the LDWF has not received any positives for chronic wasting disease in the deer herd in Northeast Louisiana. The department plans to sample at least 300 deer.

LDWF: Still no CWD cases in Northeast Louisiana

Additional sampling continues, but no positive results yet
May 04 at 4:03pm
Don’t underestimate the value of simple hand tools. A hand rake goes anywhere and is helpful with removing debris so you can expose the dirt and begin planting.

Growing a poor man’s food plot

Forget the expensive marketing gimmicks, and get back to the basics. Here are some simple methods you can implement right now to provide supplemental feed for your deer herd.
May 01 at 7:00am
The late Gene Sutherland loved woods and white-tails in a life that spanned almost 70 years.

A life well-lived: Making memories in the woods

Hunting mentor’s letter reminds us of what’s really important in the field
May 01 at 7:00am