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Do Deer Have Feelings?

June 27, 2017

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  In the 1929 classic, Bambi, written by Felix Salten, anthropomorphism (the attribution of human characteristics to animals) was given to all of the animals within the story, a technique that was later popularized by Walt Disney. As an example of this we read the following excerpt:     “Now,” said Bambi’s mother. “Get away […]

Spring Blossom

April 18, 2017

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  Like the unfolding bloom of a delicate flower, which suddenly bursts forth without warning from its dormant bud, a baby fawn enters the world. The unblemished innocence of this new arrival invigorates a sense of vitality rooted in all of us. We are instantly captivated with the sight of it, watching in wonderment as […]

The Humidity Factor

March 7, 2017

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  Nobody is sneaking up on an unsuspecting buck without him knowing something is approaching. Slowly, ever so slowly, I crept along the trail of a huge buck. For the better part of the morning I’d been following his imprints left in the fresh blanket of snow. These seven inches under my boots permitted me […]

Gone For the Day

October 11, 2016

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    There will always be, in the still-hunters memory, the song of a little mountain brook, discovered in his wanderings; the heart-stopping clutch as a magnificent buck bounds from a windfall hideaway; the triumphant moment when, by wits and woodsmanship alone, he has tracked down his whitetail buck and sent forth the well-placed shot […]

Rutting Whitetails Under the Evening Star

September 13, 2016

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  And God said, “Let there me lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years…” And God made the two great lights-the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the […]

The Ultimate Tracker’s

August 16, 2016

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“We confer the degree of hunter on those individuals who can track a deer               for a mile and secure it without the aid of snow.” – Ernest Thompson Seton   Indeed, it does require a special blend of character and resolute determination to become a proficient tracker. Those that practice this form of hunting […]

Was Grandpa’s Advice Always Right?

August 2, 2016

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  Dispelling whitetail myths   “The deer is so irregular in some of its movements, so difficult to observe closely, and so quick to change many of its habits after a little persecution or change in methods of hunting, that it is not probable that any one person thoroughly understands the animal even in any […]