By Mark Kenyon

Happy Valentines Day weekend folks! If you’re not too busy with your romantic pursuits, we’ve got you covered with some great whitetail and hunting related reading from across the web. Enjoy, have a great weekend and stay wired to hunt!

Do Deer Stand a Chance on Public Lands? – Penn State Research: Some very interesting research findings from Penn State University regarding how public land deer react to hunting pressure.

Three Big-Time Hunting Properties For Under $40,000 – Big Buck Zone: Tony Hansen looks at some affordable hunting land options and what to look for a budget friendly property.

Finding My Wilderness Self – Modern Hunters: A great article about one woman’s journey to becoming a hunter and how it changed her perspective on wilderness.

Missouri Deer Season To Change? – Realtree.com: In response to declining deer herds, Missouri’s Department of Conservation is taking steps to stop the bleeding.

Whitetail Management: Letting Yearling Bucks Walk – Outdoor Life: Insight into recent deer harvest trends across the country showing a reduced harvest of yearling bucks.

Lawmakers Introduce Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015 – OutdoorHub: The full scoop on the recent introduction of a new Sportsmen’s Act, which is a package of sportsmen friendly bills aimed at improving public access, hunting rights, conservations, etc.

Venison Steak with Wild Rice Pilaf – Hunter Angler Gardener Cook: A dynamite venison recipe that would be perfect for Valentines Day and a great explanation of “on the fly” cooking from Hank Shaw.

Steven Rinella to Speak at National Convention & North American Deer Summit – QDMA.com: Full details on the 2015 QDMA National Convention and the 2015 North American Deer Summit, both of which will feature Steven Rinella as a speaker. Should both be great events!