Apologies for the delay in getting your Friday Morning Mashup to you today! I’ve been home sick pretty much all week, and have not been in any condition to write much at all. That being said, I mustered up some energy this afternoon and made sure I could share the best whitetail links from across the web with you this week! So read on, have a great weekend and God Bless!

Giant Illinois Buck is Potential World Record 8 Pointer – Whitetail 365: As always, world record hysteria explodes whenever a monster is killed. But supposedly this one may be the real deal. A one-time world record 8 pointer was actually shot only a few miles from my house here in Michigan some years ago, but it looks like an Illinois buck may be taking on the mantle soon!

Bowhunting Suburban Bucks – Dreams To Reality: A great article from Dan Perez of Whitetail Properties, as he discusses the tactics that can be used to kill whitetails near to town!

The Black Belt Might Be the Best Place To Shoot A Deer During  the Rut – Deer & Deer Hunting: Interesting insight regarding the hunting of Alabama’s “Black Belt” during their late winter rut!

Top 10 Recommendations for Managing Land to Yield Mature, Huntable Deer: Part 3, Cover – Growing Deer TV Blog: Dr. Grant Woods leads us through his 3rd most important factor for managing land to yield mature and huntable deer and it is cover! Great tips from a man I respect tremendously!

Why Food Plots Are Better Than Bait for Deer Hunting – Whitetail 365: Scott Bestul of Field & Stream takes on the topic of food plots vs bait. I stand with Scott!