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Grant Woods

Feeding Deer During Stressful Conditions


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This week I received several questions about feeding corn to deer due to the stressful winter conditions throughout much of the whitetails’ range. No one likes the thought of deer suffering and searching for food in the extreme cold and deep snow. However, starting to feed corn after deer are stressed and there isn’t much food for […]

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Grant Woods

Scouting After the Kill


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This time of year most bucks are seeking the best food in their home range to recover from the rut. Does and fawns are seeking calories to maintain body heat and maintenance/growth. Both genders and all age classes of deer are seeking quality food. It’s time to change from rut season hunting strategies to stand […]

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Red Oak Acorns
Grant Woods

Red Oak Acorns


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Last week in this blog I wrote about white oak acorns. Deer prefer white oak acorns because they aren’t as bitter as those from red oaks as they have lower tannic acid content. However, this doesn’t mean you should ignore red oaks when scouting. White oak acorns will usually either sprout or rot within a […]

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White oak acorns
Grant Woods

White Oak Acorns


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Do oak trees cover half or more of the land where you hunt? If so, you’ve probably noticed that the number of deer seen in fields, crossing the road, etc., has decreased significantly during the past week or so. That’s because deer love acorns – especially white oak acorns. Matter of fact, deer were consuming […]

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