“It appears based on the number of fawns I’m seeing we’re going to have to take a serious look at the number of does we take this fall. Nearly every doe I’ve seen in the last couple of weeks has twins.” Said the rancher I was visiting with only a few miles from my home in Southwest Texas. “We’ve had ideal rains this year. They came at the right time to produce a lot of good vegetation. Has really helped in two ways, one to provide excellent weed…

We’ve “traveled” a long way when it comes to deer management, be it quality deer management, trophy management or simply trying to keep deer populations in tune with what the habitat can sustain on a daily basis without having an adverse effect.   I even remember a time when the taking of does was taboo throughout much of the whitetail deer’s range. It wasn’t that many years ago.   As we progressed in deer management we’ve also come up with such terms as “management buck” to describe certain…

What’s in your day pack or hunting bag wherever you go?   I can tell you there is one thing that’s in mine no matter where I travel to hunt, this of course, beyond numerous other essentials for having a good day, no matter what is thrown at us weather or circumstances wise. Want to guess? It’s fairly small but can turn a mediocre day afield into a great one with just a little effort. I’ve carried one and sometimes two with me from above the Arctic circle…