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DEPARTMENTS_____________________

Mail From the Herd
by Readers respond...........................................7
From the Officers and Directors of the VDHA
by Denny Quaiff ...............................................8
Game Management
by Matt Knox....................................................12
Dr. Rue's Whitetail Behavior
by Dr. Leonard Lee Rue III ...............................16
The Archery Shop
by Bob Peck .....................................................20
The Shooters Lounge
by Jim Draper ...................................................24
VDHA Featured Hunt Club
by Deane Flickinger ...........................................49
The Next Generation
Denny Quaiff ....................................................51
Hunters Corner
by Denny Quaiff.................................................53
Manufacturers Spotlight
by Whitetail Times Outdoor Writers ....................54
Celebrating Venison
by Elaine and Bruce Ingram ...............................56
Back At Camp
by Matt Stone....................................................58


FEATURES_____________________________________________

Crossbow Hunting Has Found Its Place in the Whitetail World
by Denny Quaiff ..............................................................................28
Modern day crossbow hunting is leading the way with deer hunters. The use of crossbows for deer hunting is the fastest growing segment of bowhunting today!
Large Acreage is not Needed for Promoting Wildlife Habit
by Mike Bolinger ..............................................................................34
Managing small acreage for wildlife can be a productive practice. You don't need a thousand acres with food plots scattered throughout to promote wildlife habitat!
Help for Aging Eyes
by Bruce Ingram .............................................................................40
Part of the aging process is the reduction in eye sight. Take advantage of a good scope and make every shot count!
The 7-Day Countdown for Tagging A Buck
by Jason Butler ...............................................................................44
Deer hunters look forward to the excitement of November. Be on stand the first week of November and up your chance of tagging a mature buck!


Cover by Tommy Kirkland

During the summer months, whitetails seek both native and exotic plant species - particularly along the edge of fields and woodlands. Amid a smorgasbord of vegetation, deer still prefer the most pliable and nutritious food sources. Even though honeysuckle is an invasive exotic, it is 9 to 16% protein. Whitetails browse it aggressively - even to the point of consuming both poison oak and ivy when honeysuckle leaves are intertwined. Here, a mature velvet antlered buck uses his keen vision to distinguish the shapes of honeysuckle leaves, and attempts to get to them while consuming not only the ivy, but other vegetation as well. Deer are resilient and apparently not affected by poison ivy and oak species. Humans do not fare so well... a word of warning for those scouting and working food plots this summer!




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