This afternoon I begin my twelve hour drive to attend the QDMA Deer Steward Course in Branson, Missouri. And as part of the preparation for this course, I had to go through a selection of required readings covering everything from whitetail sight and smell, to deer harvest strategies. If per chance you’re interested, you can read some of the recommended articles on the QDMA site here. But if you’re not inclined to go through the QDMA’s recommended reading list, I’d ask that you at least check out mine! Per the usual routine, see below for some of the top whitetail blog posts online from the last week!

Peak of Predation – Growing Deer TV Blog: Dr. Grant Woods explains how now is one of the most dangerous times for deer and turkeys, as predators hunt down newborns.

Eight Ways to Protect Soybeans from Deer – QDM Works: If you’re planting soybeans this year, make sure to check out this article for tips on preventing deer from decimating your plot too early in the year!

Will Deer Drown in the Mississippi Floods – Mike Hanback’s Big Deer: Mike takes a looks at how deer might be affected by the recent flooding along the Mississippi river corridor.

Venison Chili – Hunter Angler Gardener Cook: A great looking venison chili recipe from Hank Shaw of Hunter, Angler, Gardener, Cook.

Take-Home Message from the King Buck Saga – Dan Schmidt’s Whitetail Wisdom: Get Dan’s final take on the King Buck Story and why he believes this buck deserves another shot.