Online Video Shows Easy Food Plots And Deer Hunting Strategies

In the newest online video from Every deer hunter wants to shoot the Monarch but there is more to tagging an old buck than antlers! Dr. Woods shares what to look for to age bucks “on the hoof” while you are in the treestand. Click here to see these tips, then more on how to get the most out of your fall food plots.About a popular on-demand web series that shares current information about deer hunting and deer management. The videos focus on what the GrowingDeer team of experienced hunters and deer managers are doing in the field week to week: action packed hunts, proven hunting strategies, habitat management, food plots, trail camera techniques and the gear it takes to get it all done. A new episode is released every Monday, 52 weeks a year with no repeats. Videos are available for viewing anytime at The site automatically converts for mobile viewing or the shows may be shared and embedded with the link supplied on the player. Social media users may join the conversation with the team on Facebook and @GrowingDeer on Twitter. Also follow the team on Instagram ( and Pinterest (!
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Hunting Access Program seeks landowners in northern Lower Peninsula

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources encourages landowners interested in making the most of their property and supporting local hunting traditions to consider enrolling their lands in the DNR’s Hunting Access Program, which provides private-land hunting opportunities for hunters in southern Michigan, parts of the northern Lower Peninsula and the eastern Upper Peninsula.The DNR is looking to expand hunting opportunities on private lands in the northern Lower Peninsula in the following counties: Alcona, Alpena, Antrim, Arenac, Benzie, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Iosco, Leelanau, Manistee, Mason, Montmorency, Ogemaw, Oscoda, Otsego, Presque Isle and Wexford. Read more

Michigan: Antlerless Deer License Applications on Sale Through August 15

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters that the application period for antlerless deer licenses is now open and runs through August 15.

Hunters may apply for one license in any open Deer Management Unit (DMU) statewide; a nonrefundable $5 fee is charged at the time of application. Hunters may choose to apply for either one private-land or one public-land license online at E-License or at any authorized license agent or DNR Customer Service Center.

Young hunters, ages 9-16, can purchase one junior antlerless deer license over the counter July 15-Aug. 15. No application is required. A 9-year-old must be 10 by Sept. 26 to purchase this license. Read more

Delta Waterfowl Forecasts a Reduced Fall Duck Flight

Delta Waterfowl has analyzed and interpreted wetland conditions reports from the organization’s field researchers and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service pilots who conducted the annual survey of breeding ducks and habitat. Throughout many areas of the critical breeding habitat, spring pond conditions can be summarized by one word: dry.”A remarkably high number of returning ducks had to compete for a remarkably low number of wetlands,” said Dr. Frank Rohwer, Delta Waterfowl president and chief scientist. “That doesn’t mean good things for duck production.” Read more

2016 edition of “Hunt Arizona” now available online

Downloadable publication is valuable resource for planning huntsPHOENIX – The 2016 edition of “Hunt Arizona,” the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s yearly compilation of big and small game hunting statistics, is now available online at

The free, downloadable, PDF publication includes draw, survey and harvest statistics for a five-year period, as well as information on distribution, life history and behavior of big game, small game and other wildlife. Read more

Michigan: 2016-17 Waterfowl Season Dates Announced

It’s almost time to polish up the shotgun, warm up the retriever with some practice throws and don camouflage as the season nears for hunting ducks and geese in Michigan. Area wildlife managers have been working hard all summer to make sure migrating waterfowl have great habitat conditions in Michigan’s state game and wildlife areas this fall.

Waterfowl hunting regulations and bag limits can be found in the 2016-2017 Michigan Waterfowl Hunting Digest. Digests are available at DNR Customer Service Centers, wildlife field offices, license agents and online at Read more

Bushnell’s Trophy Cam HD Essential E2 Delivers Enhanced Imagery

Trophy Cam HD Essential E2 OVERLAND PARK, Kansas (July 11, 2016) – Bushnell, an industry leader in high-performance outdoor products for more than 65 years, has again raised the bar in performance and value. The new Trophy Cam HD Essential E2 defines long-lasting efficiency and ease of use while improving both day and nighttime imagery.

Built on the rugged Trophy Cam HD Aggressor chassis, the new Essential E2 employs and easy-to-use latch and lets hunters keep a watchful eye on their favorite outdoor hotspots around the clock.

The camera is amazingly efficient, too. The power-saving Trophy Cam HD Essential E2 runs up to 12 months on one set of eight AA batteries. Read more

MI Fall Turkey Hunting Applications Available Now Through Aug. 1

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters that the fall turkey hunting application period is now open. Applications went on sale July 1 and will be available through Aug. 1. The application fee is $5. Applications and licenses may be purchased at any authorized license agent or online at

The 2016 fall turkey season runs Sept. 15 to Nov. 14. A total of 51,350 licenses are available, including 4,650 general licenses and 46,700 private-land licenses.

Information about fall turkey hunting can be found at

Fall turkey drawing results and leftover license availability will be posted Aug. 11 at

Stealth Cam’s Ultimate Archery Week 3 Giveaway

Grand Prairie, TX- Stealth Cam, a company PROVEN through continued innovation and production of quality game cameras and accessories, is excited to announce week 3 of their ULTIMATE ARCHERY SWEEPSTAKES.Week 3 drawing started on July 6th, and the winner will be announced on July 12th. This prize package includes one of Stealth Cam’s new 8 megapixels, PX18CMO combo cameras, including an 8GB SD card and 8AA batteries. The new PX series is 20% smaller than previous P series, and features a 25% brighter night time illumination range. With one of easiest set ups featured on a game camera, the preprogrammed settings and rotary dial switch make it a breeze to get your camera set up in no time.

Also featured during week three is Vortex’s new Ranger 1500. This new lightweight rangefinder has a highly intuitive menu that quickly and accurately ranges targets from 9 to 1500 yards. This handheld device also features three brightness settings as well as angle-compensation for uneven terrain. Read more

MI DNR announces expansion of Chronic Wasting Disease Core Area and Management Zone


Additional townships and counties are affected

The Michigan Natural Resources Commission expanded the Core Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Area to include 17 townships. This area, which will continue to be referred to as Deer Management Unit (DMU) 333, now will consist of Lansing, Meridian, Williamstown, Delhi, Alaiedon and Wheatfield townships in Ingham County; DeWitt, Bath, Watertown, Eagle, Westphalia, Riley, Olive and Victor townships in Clinton County; Woodhull Township in Shiawassee County, and Oneida and Delta townships in Eaton County.

The CWD Management Zone also has expanded; it now will include the remainder of Clinton, Eaton, Ingham and Shiawassee counties, as well as all of Ionia County. The expanded Management Zone will be referred to as DMU 419. Read more

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