An Open Letter to TV Hunting Hosts

July 11, 2017


        When guest blogger, “The Everyday Hunter” Steve Sorensen isn’t hunting, he’s thinking about hunting, talking about hunting, dreaming about hunting, writing about hunting, or wishing he were hunting. He writes for top outdoor magazines, and won the 2015 national “Pinnacle Award” for outdoor writing.       More than anything else, […]

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Do Deer Have Feelings?

June 27, 2017


  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 […]

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Ask The Deer Tracker

June 13, 2017


June column   Editor’s note: Anyone wishing to send a question for future Ask The Deer Tracker posts can e-mail it to:   Q. – How often does a newborn fawn feed, what prevents it from crying when it is hungry, and how does the mother and fawn know each other when all fawns […]

Text Book – Double

May 30, 2017


  Killing two birds with one stone is an English language idiom meaning “realising two goals through one action”, be it by accident or by foresight and planning. Like the reverberations of a summer thunder storm, the echoes emanating from the continuous gobbling in the pre-dawn rolled across the atmosphere. The chorus of gobbles were […]

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The Plumage Fascination

May 16, 2017


  “Occasionally in life, as we flow along, we are presented with ideas or opportunities that alter our lives immediately and dramatically-the resumption of an academic career, a sudden change in occupation, the pursuit of some lurking artistic interest, or a consuming love affair. Unexpectedly, something presents itself that we know is exactly the thing […]

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Do Wild Turkeys Influence Quail or Grouse Populations

May 4, 2017


Do Wild Turkeys Influence Quail or Grouse Populations? (Side Bar to Fake News Turkeys of 5/2/17) Professor, Craig A. Harper, Institute of Agriculture, University of Tennessee Northern bobwhite and ruffed grouse populations have declined considerably in various areas over the past 20 years. At the same time, wild turkey populations have increased significantly. Without supporting […]

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Fake News – Turkeys

May 2, 2017


  There are though, strangely enough, stupid turkeys…Some of them, like a great many men you may have met, have a tendency to open their mouths too much. And, as with younger men, the younger turkeys sin principally in this respect. – Tom Kelly It seems, much like in our political climate, when it comes […]

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