Breeding Fawn Does

Dan T. from Tennessee, writes to tell me that he has a friend that told him that all fawn does can breed their first fall. “Is this true?” Dan asks.

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A Lot Of Gear To Drool Over At Archery Trade Show

I just flew in from Nashville and boy are my arms tired. Seriously! I was at the 2014 ATA Show the second week in January and my arms are fatigued from
shooting all those bows! The ATA (Archery Trade Association) Show is an annual event where the finest manufacturers in the archery industry gather to show
off what’s new for the upcoming season. Here is some cool gear I discovered!

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Renowned Archer Offers Tips For Bowhunters

The only woman to bag the “Big Five” of game in Africa, Joella Bates of Waverly, Tenn., also competed in professional archery contests, winning five 3-D Archery World Championship titles as well as many other titles at various levels. Since 1989, she has harvested more than 65 different animal species by bow. She offers these tips to prepare for hunting season.

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To Mow Or Not To Mow

Randy W. from Tennessee
writes to ask about habitat management. “My fellow hunters and I are doing some
management on the farm we hunt. We have some old fields that were formerly in
fescue. Those fields provide no value to deer or other wildlife as far as we
can tell. What is the best way to get something good growing there.”

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Warm Weather And Deer Movement

Andy C. from Tennessee
writes to ask about buck movements and morning temperatures. “In November we
had some warm temperatures and it seemed to affect buck movements even though
it was the normal time for the peak of the rut when bucks are chasing does. Is
there a certain point, temperature-wise, where buck movements slow down during
the pre-rut and rut?”

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Scoring Bucks From Trail Cams

Andy P. from Tennessee
wants to score bucks from his trail cam photos. “I’ve got tons of trail cam
pictures of bucks on my property. I have photos of several of the same bucks for two and
three years. It’s fun to watch them grow older, but is there
any techniques that I can use to score these bucks?” 

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