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Got Deer?

Got Deer?

Congratulations to those who have taken some fine  deer during the early portions of the 2013 Big Game Season ! Only a decade ago it was common  for 70% to 80% of the bucks taken in WMU 3C to be yearlings. These young deer were in their very first year of sexual maturity, yet comprised the majority of […]

CRITICAL MONTHS FOR DEER SURVIVAL

CRITICAL MONTHS FOR DEER SURVIVAL

Written by: Dick Henry Aside from the fall hunting season when half a million deer hunters are afield in New York State, the most critical months for deer survival are in late winter, especially if weather conditions have been harsh for an extended period of time. Winter Fawn Kill Deer rely heavily on their fat reserves to survive […]

Magic in the Air–The White-tailed Deer Rut

Magic in the Air–The White-tailed Deer Rut

The next few weeks will be the time that many deer hunters wait for all year. The rut will soon be in full force and most hunters believe there’s really no better time to be afield in search of white-tails. Many hunters put a lot of stock in the impacts the lunar cycle has on white-tailed […]

How Old Is Your Deer ? (2012)

With the start of another big game season, big game hunters will once again wonder how old their deer is, especially if it’s an older, big bodied buck or doe.   Last year I aged a number of deer online for HVS members making use of digital pictures and will be glad to do so again in the […]

Feeding Deer In The Hudson Valley in the Past

Feeding Deer In The Hudson Valley in the Past

There are ways to feed deer that work and there are ways to feed deer that don’t work   In the 1970’s and 1980’s (decades before the deer feeding ban in 2005) , I worked with a number of clubs in Sullivan County to help them set up and operate deer winter feeding programs. At […]