Category: Whitetail Deer Management

EHD hits in Wet Years Too

HemorrhagicDisease or (HD) is a disease that effects white-tailed deer that is caused by two closely related viruses, Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) and Blue tongue Virus (BT).  Outbreaks have occurred throughout the white-tail’s range, and in bad years the death toll can be in the ...

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Staying Ahead of the Nutrition Game

As the rut winds down in the Northern portion of the white-tails range, available nutrition on the landscape begins a downward tumble.  Bucks have lost a lot of energy in the marathon we call the rut.  Deer have adopted a way to survive by lowering ...

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How to Pull a Buck Away from a Doe

The scenario is all too common.  A doe pops out of cover and she looks nervous.  She keeps looking back into the woods when all of a sudden one of your target bucks comes out and starts chasing her.  You can tell the doe isn’t ...

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What We Can Learn From Scrapes

Scrapes are popping up all over the white-tail’s range and that will continue for the next month. If you have ever been on social media, you may have seen someone “check-in” somewhere. To me, a buck making a scrape is the animal’s way of “checking ...

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Supplementing Your Way to Successful Fawn Recruitment

Fawning season has arrived across much of the white-tail’s range. Most serious deer managers understand the importance of feeding deer year-round, but the fawning period is a critical time to enhance your deer herd. This time of year, does have spread out across the landscape ...

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Illinois State Legislation: Bill Status for SB2493

Have you heard? Senate Bill 2493 (SB-2493) will be heard and voted on in the Illinois Senate Ag Committee Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Ani-Logics Outdoors will be in Springfield, Illinois to share our knowledge of supplemental feeding and it’s many benefits for the whitetail population. This bill will ...

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10 Reasons Why You Should Consider Supplementing Your Deer with Minerals

What Can Minerals Do for Your Deer Herd? More than you realize! MINERALS ARE ESSENTIAL Minerals are critical to skeletal growth (antlers) and body growth. NATURE IS NOT ENOUGH Nature does not provide the adequate nutrients and minerals for peak performance. Liver tissue analysis of un-supplemented deer across the ...

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Fanning the Flame: An Aggressive New Approach to Combat Chronic Wasting Disease

Chronic wasting disease is changing the landscape of hunting. The percentage of the US public that hunts is declining, along with funding for conservation efforts. Is the decline in hunting related to the negative press written in regards to CWD? Fear about the potential spread ...

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How to Score A Buck

I constantly see hunters post a pic of their buck on social media saying “can you score this for me?” I’m thinking in my head: “You have the rack why don’t you score it yourself?” Then I realize there are a still a lot a ...

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