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What the Rut?!

The rut is the time when white-tailed deer, especially bucks, are more active and less cautious than usual, making them easier to hunt. The buck has one thing on his mind at this time of the year: to find as many does as he can. Males often create rubs or scrapes before and during the breeding season as a form of communication with other deer in the area. Hunters may witness bucks having mock battles with shrubs or small trees to prepare them for real-life battles with other bucks as they fight for dominance.

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In The Wild: Leave Fawns Alone

Before the Hunt: The Epicenter of Deer Research

Before the Hunt: Stay Safe in Deer Camp

Before the Hunt: Learn Before You Leave

Before the Hunt: The Ten Commandments of Firearm Safety

The Hunt: Becoming a Deer Hunter

The Hunt: Public Hunting

The Hunt: Become a Legend

The Harvest: A Life-like Vision

The Harvest: Wall-to-Wall Antlers

The Harvest: Ancient Rock Stars?

The Harvest: Hunters for the Hungry

The Feast: Venison Backstrap Stuffed with Pecan and Cranberry

The Feast: How to Butterfly and Truss a Loin

The Feast: Oh-So-Spicy Venison Ribs

The Feast: Venison Loin

The Feast: Venison Sourdough Toast

The Feast: Cooking Tips from Tim Love

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