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In This Issue…


Unrealistic Expectations By Craig Dougherty Are unrealistic expectations about how large the antlers will grow on the deer you hunt driving you crazy? The author discusses why it is important to understand what your property is capable of growing to maximize your fun in the deer woods.


Imperial Whitetail Chicory Plus — Chicory and Clover Combo Keeps Attracting Deer Even During Droughts By Whitetail Institute Staff


Minerals, Minerals, Minerals By Matt Harper



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By Brad Herndon


Whitetail Institute of North America: An Anniversary Celebration — 25 Years of Innovation By Matt Harper Companies that are true pioneers and start an entire industry are rare. That is exactly what the Whitetail Institute of North America is…a company that started the food plot industry 25 years ago and is still innovating to this day.


The Power of the Plot By Sam Parrish Food plots bring turkeys and kids together.


Keeping Weeds in Check By Whitetail Institute Staff Don’t miss the forest for the trees when it comes to keeping weeds out of your food plots.


Imperial Whitetail PowerPlant… Welcome to the Jungle From Weekend Warriors to Master’s Degree Food Plotters

Whitetails are Nature’s Superstars By Charles J. Alsheimer Great photos and words capture how the white-tailed deer is a phenomenal athlete.

What’s New with No-Plow? By Whitetail Institute Staff


A Magical Season By Cory Roberts


What Farmers Have Taught Me By Scott Bestul


Ugly Bullies Revisted By Bill Winke

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A Message from Ray Scott Field Testers Report Stories and Photos

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Food Plot Planting Dates Record Book Bucks Stories and Photos


The Weed Doctor By W. Carroll Johnson, III, Ph.D., Weed Scientist and Agronomist



First Deer — The Future of Our Sport

Whitetail Institute OFFICERS AND STAFF

Ray Scott Founder and President Wilson Scott Vice President of Operations Steve Scott Vice President, Executive Editor William Cousins Operations Manager Wayne Hanna, Ph.D. Agronomist & Director of Forage Research Mark Trudeau National Sales Manager Frank Deese Wildlife Biologist Jon Cooner Director of Special Projects Brandon Self, Kendrick Thomas, John White Product Consultants Daryl Cherry, Javin Thomas Dealer/Distributor Sales Steffani Hood Dealer/Distributor Analyst Dawn McGough Office Manager Mary Jones Internet Customer Service Manager Teri Hudson Internet and Office Assistant Marlin Swain Shipping Manager Bart Landsverk Whitetail News Senior Editor Charles Alsheimer, Tracy Breen, Jim Casada, Matt Harper, Brad Herndon, Bill Winke, R.G. Bernier, Bill Marchel, Michael Veine, Dr. Carroll Johnson, III, Ted Nugent, Dean Weimer, David Hart Contributing Writers Susan Scott Copy Editor George Pudzis Art Director Wade Atchley, Atchley Media Advertising Director

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