So many bowhunters have traded in their treestands for ground blinds. Wade Nolan is no exception and here are some reasons why.
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.
The bull stopped at fifty yards, but just as I started to draw, a low but menacing growl caused us to look behind. A smaller bull had snuck in behind us. I have no clue where he came from, but he was now at thirty yards and rolling his eyes while uttering a low, menacing, growl.
We found the big bull but how was I to get close? There was almost no cover in this country, maybe some sparse grass poking through the snow and an occasional boulder strewn about the landscape, but that was about all.
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.
For years we’ve heard that selling venison, your deer meat, goes against one of the basic tenets of the North American Wildlife Model. And it does do that because one of those tenets speaks against putting a commercial value on wild animals. When we eliminated market hunting with game laws, we eliminated the […]
The Treadwell Deadwell Story – My opinion by bowhunting biologist Wade Nolan Alaska Peninsula, Katmai National Park, October 6, 2003. A bush pilot sees a Brown Bear sitting on top of what appeared to be human remains near a demolished campsite. The sad saga of two eco-warriors had ended. You may know these bad actors […]