You have been driving by this great farm and know there are some monster bucks living there. How do you gain permission from the farmer who owns that land? Read this article by Wade Nolan and you’ll find out the right and wrong way.
Researchers conducted a study concerning who does the breeding. They conducted genetic paternity tests and found lineage for a “who’s your daddy test”. The result surprised everyone.
While the research is not completed it does, at this point, show the range of coyotes and when compared to that of whitetail deer, helps explain the coyote fawn kill rates are higher than previously thought.
Bowhunting Biologist Wade Nolan talks about a 7 year study that looked at the breeding statistics of whitetail deer. The age old, common thought is the larger antlered, older, dominant bucks do the majority of the breeding. What do you think this study revealed?
Are all detergents equal? Are they all the same when it comes to washing the clothing you wear in various outdoor environments? Wade Nolan knows they aren’t and when you read why, you’ll know too.
Wade Nolan knows the secret of staying dry. The secret can be found in a can of science called Silicone Water-Guard by Atsko. For about a five-spot, you can have a tall can of this science and waterproof just about anything you use or wear outdoors, like all your hunting stuff.
Wade Nolan thought most bowhunters carried a bias against pop-up blinds. Now he says he is not going to tell you what to think about blind hunting but he is certainly going to make you think about the downward shift in whitetail hunting. The shift is from treestand level to whitetail level.
Part 3, Wade Nolan talks to his young budding bowhunter about the killing end of the arrow and what is the best broadhead to use.
In part 2, Wade covers where that shot should be placed for the most humane kill.
They are the future of our sport. Wade Nolan and many others know it so they dedicate part of their lives to ensuring our next generation will pick up the bow and continue the sport.
Recoveries; Some Times It’s Easy, Some Times It’s Not! This time was textbook good. But The Duck’s perfect shot helped.
The idea of shooting a deer with a bow where the entry point is not in the kill zone confuses many bowhunters. The thing about the quartering shot is that it is not where the arrow makes contact with the deer that matters but its path through the deer’s vital organs.
More and more hunters are hunting from the ground in ground blinds where scent control is vital for success. Our Bowhunting Biologist Wade Nolan has some important suggestions on how you can ensure the game doesn’t wind you this season.
Most bowhunters can hit the dot at 20 yards and the vital area a foam deer at that distance. So why do we constantly hear about long blood trails or lost deer? The answer is because most bowhunters fail to shoot at the right spot. Wade Nolan has some ideas on curing this problem.
What, exactly, do deer see? We pick camo to fit what we humans see but is that good enough to fool the eyes of a deer? We think we know about scent control, lures, hunting up-wind, staying still, quiet, but is that enough to fool a smart, sharp eyed buck? Maybe not.
If you have an ATV or any off-road type vehicle this article is for you. They get dirty, get muddy, and they can be a bear to take care of but not if you know what Wade Nolan knows. Wade’s got the plan and he’s sharing it with you.
Wade Nolan discusses some basic whitetail science that covers yearling bucks, those 1-1.5 years old, when and why they leave the home range they were born in. They disperse to find and establish their own home range, where they may spend the rest of their life.
Pennsylvania was the first state using antler restrictions as a tool for managing the deer herd. They required 3 or 4 points to a side depending on region. The very idea that the Pa. Game Commission was going to restrict a hunter from shooting an 80# spike buck was met with resistance.
Puddles and seeps may have disappeared but small ponds and perennial streams, although diminishing, are still there. Deer find water even when they are living in a drought in Texas. Few deer ever die of thirst. Not so Hippos in Africa.
The result of this DNA study revealed that an estrus doe might have multiple suitors and may have twins with different fathers. This was some of the first DNA field-testing done on whitetails and it yielded some dynamite info.
Now is a good time to talk about coyotes and fawns. New data is streaming in from whitetail researchers about the effect coyotes have on fawn survival.
Wade Nolan knows firsthand that adventures in Alaska are unpredictable. Weather can be brutal and life-threatening. It can go from making your life miserable to killing you. Reliable gear is your only lifeline, so it’s important to have the best and protect it all with the best.
A few years ago, a study revealed that mature bucks are making “excursions” (road trips) during the rut. Some of these mature bucks left their home range and made a 6-7 mile circuit, returning to home after 3-7 days.
We have all watched deer ears swivel around like radar dishes trying to home in on a sound. Deer are active listeners. They proactively listen for danger. This is one way they enforce their safety zone. They hear predators coming.
“Before the buck spun, he was a ten point and after his feet hit the ground, he was a five point. The shed skidded to a stop nearby.” Wade Nolan talks Whitetail Antler Sheds.
For decades we have heard that for every deer recovered by bowhunters there is another one lost. A pathetic 50% recovery rate. Well, a new study done across 24 years has proven that number false. Bowhunters are much better than that at recovering deer.
Wade Nolan has used oak knowledge to ambush more than one whitetail. Acorns are the bread and butter of whitetails. Understand oaks and you can focus in on whitetails. Learning to ID the trees is the easy part. Being able to decode which tree to set up next to is the magic.
Here is some basic whitetail science that every hunter needs to understand. Yearling bucks, those 1-1.5 years old leave the home range they were born in. They disperse to find and establish their own home range, where they may spend the rest of their life.
Why a story like this on bowhunting.net? Well, my granddaughter’s daddy Cory and I are passionate bowhunters. One day she will hunt the whitetail woods she first shook trees in. Like those great organic eggs we gathered, one day she will help us put deer burger into freezer wrap. Then she will take her first deer.
Are food plots a help to your deer hunting or a waste of your time and money? Well, they can be both, do it wrong and it’ll be a good thing; Do it wrong and you’re throwing your money away. Wade Nolan shows you how to get a hunting food plot done, what to plant, […]