By Mark Kenyon

Happy 4th of July! God Bless America. Long live the stars and stripes. ‘Merica.

Enough said.

Enjoy the whitetail related reading below, have a great weekend celebrating this incredible country, and stay wired to hunt!

Kip’s Korner: Declining Deer Herds? – QDMA.com: Kip Adams of the Quality Deer Management Association tackles the current controversy of declining deer herd numbers, and showcases a few examples of popular whitetail states with troubling trends.

It’s Official: I’m a Measurer for B&C – Whitetail 365: Scott Bestul shares why he decided to become a Boone & Crockett measurer and a bit about the Boone & Crockett’s conservation philosophy and background.

Whitetails: The $102 Food Plot – Big Buck Zone: Some great tips for food plots on a budget.

Sanctuaries – Winchester’s World of Whitetails: An interesting video from Dan Perez of Whitetail Properties as he discusses the importance of sanctuaries and how to create one

A MeatEater Fourth of July Feast! – MeatEater.com: If you need some last minute tips or recipes for your 4th of July celebration, Meat Eater has got you covered!

Plotwise: Tips for Maximizing Your Whitetail Food Plot – North American Whitetail: Some solid food plot recommendations and advice from Gordon Whittington of North American Whitetail