Hunting Strategies for Post Rut Bucks

In most of North America, hunting during December’s post-rut is a far cry from the helter-skelter action that takes place during the previous month’s rut.  The difference between November’s rut and December’s post-rut can often be as different as night and day.  There are a few reasons for this.  A whitetail’s biological make-up at this […]

Internet Bragging Costs Poacher in West VA

A decision to brag on an Internet hunting site about taking two bucks on the opening day of West Virginia’s firearms deer season has proven costly to the poacher and his father. On January 23 2019, several citizens notified the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources that Robert Daniel “Murphy” Kane II, a 26-year old […]

Understanding Everything About CWD – Chronic Wasting Disease

What Is Chronic Wasting Disease? Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a contagious neurological disease affecting deer, elk and moose. It causes a characteristic spongy degeneration of the brains of infected animals resulting in emaciation, abnormal behavior, loss of bodily functions and death. CWD belongs to a group of diseases known as transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs). […]

White-tailed Deer Rut in Kentucky, Love is in the Air!

It’s going on in the woods near you — the rut — the white-tailed deer’s annual mating season. It doesn’t play out on the silver screen, but the story that unfolds is filled with emotion, ritual, and romance, like some award-winning movie. Halloween is the unofficial kick off of the deer rut in Kentucky, and […]

Defend Against Chronic Wasting Disease This Fall

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 2019) — As hunters return to the woods and fields for the fall seasons, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is increasing its efforts to monitor the state for chronic wasting disease (CWD) at the same time. Seventeen years ago, the department recognized an encroaching threat to Kentucky’s deer and elk […]