• 2014-09-19 17:38:36

    Tags Filled as Bucks Transition from Ag to Oaks

    By cbrodie

    Harry

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  • 2014-09-19 16:20:09

    Guest Report: The Outlook for Iowa Deer Season

    By cbrodie

    The Iowa season is still two weeks away, but that doesn’t keep good friend and bowhunting veteran Kim Hart from talking up the upcoming Youth Deer Season, which opens tomorrow. Hart resides in deer-rich Jones County, a short drive east of Cedar Rapids. “The grandson is nine,” Hart told me. “And he’s all kinds of ready. The blinds are up, and he’s been checking the trail cameras like a pro.” Iowa’s Youth Deer Season

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  • 2014-09-19 13:33:44

    Deer Activity Steps Up a Notch

    By cbrodie

    Overall Activity Status: Several reports and my own observations suggest that deer have been active, but the activity has been mostly that of does. Tim Tomlin at FishUSA.com in Fairview, Pennsylvania, reported that one of their crew who was steelhead fishing where a western Erie County creek flows into Lake Erie counted 20-plus deer in the evening,

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  • 2014-09-19 12:07:44

    Bucks Are Beginning to Move in Daylight

    By cbrodie

    Overall activity status: Activity is picking up somewhat, with slightly cooler temperatures and the beginning of some oak trees

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  • 2014-09-18 20:28:15

    Some Bucks Transitioning to Fall Patterns

    By JohnnyWoods

    Transition time means big variations in buck behavior now, with some whitetails sticking to summer routines and others shifting to more fall-like patterns. For Jerick Henley of Chain Ranch Outfitters, who tagged the 156-inch mainframe 7-pointer

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  • 2014-09-18 20:03:32

    Waiting on the Opener

    By JohnnyWoods

    We are just days away from archery whitetail season in Texas and Oklahoma. Texas opens on September 27; Oklahoma on October 1. Hopefully you have a good buck on camera by now. Or maybe you are like me, and despite scouting and preparation, does and small bucks are all you have seen. There is nothing wrong with getting excited about does or small bucks, but if you are

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  • 2014-09-18 12:56:03

    Wyoming Bucks Are Healthy and Rut-Ready

    By Online Editors

    While whitetails are outnumbered 6 to 1 by mulies in the Cowboy State, Wyoming’s river corridors and northcentral and northeastern mountains and foothills churn out big-bodied specimens. Over the last two summers of drought, however, EHD has taken a heavy toll on whitetails in parts of the Bighorn Mountains and Black Hills, as well as in other isolated pockets. Cold weather early in fall in 2013 halted the spread of

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  • 2014-09-17 16:25:51

    Early Season Patterns Are Fading Quickly

    By cbrodie

    Overall Activity Status:The deer woods change fast this time of year. Thousands of acres of standing corn have been picked over

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  • 2014-09-16 19:24:47

    Cooler Temps Should Increase Deer Movement

    By JohnnyWoods

    Overall Activity Status: The northern half of the region finally got a taste of fall weather. Low temperatures dropped into the 40s. Despite the cooler weather, I saw the usual movement patterns, first 30 minutes in morning and last 30 minutes in the evening.

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  • 2014-09-16 19:07:46

    Pockets of Velvet Bucks Remain Across the Region

    By JohnnyWoods

    The past couple of posts have reported and discussed the process of bucks shedding velvet from their

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