Some might call me crazy, but after spending a couple days in California this week – I was definitely ready to be back in the Midwest! I can’t deny that the weather was great, but if you love whitetails, rolling fields and hardwoods – it’s definitely not your place haha. Now that I’m back, it’s time to focus in again on fallen sheds and late winter scouting. So for the rest of you, if you have similar plans, give these great whitetail hunting articles below a read and then get out and enjoy the wild this weekend!

Late Winter Is the Best Time To Scout Your Deer Woods – Bowhunting.com: Some solid tips on how you can use these off-season winter months to educate yourself on the deer movement and sign on your property.

Study: Coyotes Kill More Deer Than Wolves or Bears – Deer & Deer Hunting: The evidence continues to pile up, supporting the theory that coyotes are having a significant impact on deer herds. This study again proves that we might all want to give predator hunting a try!

Top 10 Recommendations for Managing Land to Yield Mature, Huntable Deer: Part 5 – Bottlenecks – Growing Deer TV Blog: Dr. Grant Woods continues his series on managing land for mature bucks – this time discussing the value of bottle necks. Interesting stuff!

Kansas Record Buck Poached – Brow Tines and Backstrap: An unfortunate story of another dandy whitetail being taken the wrong way.