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DEPARTMENTS_____________________

Letters from the Herd
Readers respond..................................................8
From the Officers and Directors of the VDHA
by Mark Tyler ...................................................10
Chapter News
by Mark Fike......................................................12
Game Management
by Matt Knox.....................................................15
Dr. Rue's Whitetail Behavior
by Dr. Leonard Lee Rue III ................................16
The Shooters Lounge
by Jim Draper ...................................................20
The Archery Shop
by Bob Peck ......................................................48
Featured Hunt Club
by Deane Flickinger ...........................................52
The Next Generation
Lacey Sullivan ...................................................54
Hunters Corner
by Denny Quaiff.................................................56
Manufacturers Spotlight
by Whitetail Times Outdoor Writers....................58
Celebrating Venison
by Elaine and Bruce Ingram ...............................60
Back At Camp
by Matt Stone....................................................62


FEATURES_____________________________________________

The First 100 Years of Protecting Virginia's Wildlife
by Denny Quaiff ..............................................................................24
The Virginia Game Commission was founded in June 1916. Today the agency is still going strong working to promote Hunting and Fishing throughout the Old Dominion!
Navigating the October Slowdown
by Jason Butler ...............................................................................34
October can be a slow period for Bow Hunters. Don't let that happen to you. Look for feeding patterns and take advantage of what can be a very productive time!
From 4 to 40 Acres
by Bruce Ingram ..............................................................................38
Improving the habitat on small acreage can pay big dividends. Take advantage of your hunting property with food plots, and watch your hunting reach another level!
Sportsman Snapshot: Raymond Adams
by Mike Roberts ...............................................................................42
There is no better source of information than listening to the experiences of an Old Pro. Helpful tips from a deer hunter that has witnessed it all opens a new door of opportunity!


Cover by Tommy Kirkland

Although old growth fields are not as productive as maintained year-round food plots for whitetail nutrition, they do provide deer with concealment. These types of fields can also supply blackberries and small fruit/trees along with some pliable flowering plants - contributing to velvet antler growth during the summer months. The drawback is that secondary growth can quickly encroach, suppressing other viable food sources. Therefore, some deer managers stay on top by bush-hogging or prescribed burning periodically. Here, a mature buck works to consume morning glories!




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