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 […]

Where Did They All Go ?…Black Bear Winter Denning

Where Did They All Go ?…Black Bear Winter Denning

After regularly seeing bears throughout most of the year, black bears in our area are missing from the landscape during the winter months. Black bears have entered their winter dens to avoid the rigors of winter and will spend several months hidden in seclusion and for some, giving birth to a new generation of cubs. Generally […]

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 […]

Do Antler Restrictions Work

Do Antler Restrictions Work

Written by: Dick Henry Do antler restrictions (3 point rule) really work? I have heard so many rumors (and opinions) that it makes me confused. What’s the real deal?” The short answer to your question is “yes” antler restrictions can and do work.  This has been proven time and again in many portions of white-tailed deer […]