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In This Issue… FEATURES 10 20

Don’t Miss Late-Season Deer By Graham Rupp The Whitetail Institute introduces a highly productive winter food plot product Extreme for Extreme Conditions Texas hunter finds perfect planting for tough conditions

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Today’s Trophy Trends By Brad Herndon An analysis of the best trophy whitetail regions A Very Personal Look at Chicory Plus By Matt Harper New food plot product produces P&Y buck


Sweeney X-Feeder

By Jon Cooner

A revolutionary new feeder


The Gift of Mentoring: Early Education Keeps Hunting Flame Burning By Tom Fegely The key to hunter recruitment is early exposure


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Hunter Uses Whitetail Institute products for 15 Years Mineral/nutritional products key to Pennsylvania hunter’s success


Southern Trophies By Larry Porter PowerPlant leads to monster Tennessee bucks


Give Your Plots a Boost By Dan Eastman Use Impact to energize your food plot


Imperial Clover Leads to Buck of a Lifetime

By Julie Wohldmann

Missouri hunter sold on high-quality perennials

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Dealing with Grass and Weed Problems By Jon Cooner Properly applied herbicides can increase plot life and effectiveness Welcome to the World of Farming: Equipment List for the Food Plot Manager By Bill Winke What equipment is really necessary and affordable?


Food Plots Build Healthy Herd Massachusetts hunter prefers No-Plow


Food Plots and Baiting: The Battle Continues By Bob Humphrey Does baiting really increase hunter success?


Hunter Has Compulsive Deer Disorder Ohio hunter utilizes Alfa-Rack Plus


The Challenges for America’s Whitetail Hunters By Scott Bestul Three major issues threaten the tradition of hunting

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Seasonal Rhythms Determine Dramatically Different Eating Patterns By John J. Ozoga Understand seasonal nutritional patterns of whitetails

A Message From Ray Scott We must pass on the tradition of hunting


Scientifically Speaking By Wiley C. Johnson, PhD More information on the importance of lime


Deer Nutrition Notes By Matt Harper Some mineral products can actually harm deer


Ask Big Jon By Jon Cooner Real questions from real customers

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Fall Planting Dates How I Do It By Bill Winke An in-depth look at an actual deer management program

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Field Testers’ Reports Record Book Bucks First Deer – The Future or Our Sport


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