By Mark Kenyon


That’s what the thermometer reads outside my house this morning. Thank goodness hunting season is done! Haha. It’s nice to finally have an excuse to not have to brave this frigid arctic weather. That said, there’s still much work to be done. Already I’m beginning the preparations for the next season, and anticipating an exciting 2014. (More on that here)

To kick off the new year, here are a few great whitetail related articles from across the web that should keep you focused on whitetails while staying comfy inside. Enjoy the weekend and stay warm!

Time Magazine Cover Story Should Challenge Deer Hunters – Whitetail 365: A recent Time Magazine cover story discusses hunting the role it can/should play in the future management of wildlife populations. A surprisingly positive piece by the mainstream media, this article challenges us hunters to step it up.

Late Season Deer Hunting: Where to Find a Monster – Petersen’s Bowhunting: Dr. Grant Woods shares some top of the line tips for finding a big late season buck in the final days of the season.

Can Brutally Cold Weather Affect When Deer Shed Antlers? – Deer & Deer Hunting: Dan Schmidt discusses how extreme cold weather and snow can cause deer to shed their antlers sooner than normal. With -7 degree temps here in Southern MI this morning, this seems pretty relevant!

The Illinois Whitetail Disaster – Heartland Outdoors: Coming off of an Illinois firearm season with a 25% lower harvest than last year, Don Higgins shares his concerns about the fate of Illinois deer hunting.

Whitetails Hunkering Down for Winter  – Big Buck Zone: Winter is officially here, and whitetail are hunkering down for the long chill. Here’s a few more thoughts on what deer will be doing over the coming days and weeks.