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How breeding dates are determined

Biologists determine breeding dates based on measurements of deer embryos and fetuses using a fetal scale developed through research conducted by Quality Deer Management Association founder Joe Hamilton and other deer researchers.

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September 15 at 7:00 am
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Is the rut on?

Hunters frequently tell me they do not see bucks chasing does when the rut should be in full swing. Lack of cold weather will certainly be a reason for deer activity to be poor.

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September 15 at 7:00 am
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A new crop of wildlife, a new hunting season

About the end of June, I started receiving emailed photographs of newly born fawns. The fawn drop was on in Area 4, right on schedule and right on time for the deer season that opens in October.

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September 12 at 9:00 am
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The 2016-17 Rut Report

There is no debate that the best bucks killed each year in the Bayou State are taken during the rut. And, since the rut is your best time to tag a buck, now is the time to start planning hunts and understanding when the rut occurs.

Hunters often say they simply hunt whenever they can. While this is good, success can be poor on days when deer activity is slow.

Why not put the knowledge of the rut dates to work and up your odds for success?

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September 01 at 7:00 am
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The perfect seed mix for deer ó Part II

At the 2016 Southeast Deer Study Group Meeting, a presentation was made concerning different food plot mixtures and their effectiveness in attracting deer.

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August 12 at 9:00 am
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Grunts & Gobbles: Food plot points to ponder

Louisiana has seen its share of hoopla regarding various deer forages promoted to grow wall hangers.

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July 12 at 9:00 am
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The 2016 Turkey Season

LDWF data indicate the turkey kill in Louisiana has been on the decline since 2009. I suspect the decline will continue this past season.

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June 15 at 7:00 am
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Donít waste big bucks on small bucks

Last month, I mentioned that the average score of Mississippi bucks at the Louisiana Sportsman Show was 113 inches, while the average score of Louisiana bucks was 118.

These are not really big deer but are typical of adult bucks being harvested these days, especially in the piney woods.

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June 06 at 9:00 am
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