By Mark Kenyon

I’ve got the fever, but the cure won’t come for another 96 days. That’s how long it will be until I can sit in a tree, with bow in hand, and whitetails as my target. I am absolutely itching for that moment to arrive. And if you’re in the same boat, we’ve got you coverered today with some great whitetail reading.

Below is our weekly round-up of the best deer hunting blog posts from across the web. So read on, enjoy and have a great weekend!

Perfect Your Hunt Timing to Kill More Mature Deer – Outdoor Life: In my latest article for Outdoor Life I explore the importance of smart, well timed hunts.

Best States to Kill a Velvet Buck – Bowhunting.com: If you’re dying for a velvet buck, these states might be for you.

Tiny Plots are Terrific, Part II – Winchester World of Whitetails: Ideas on what to plant in small food plots.

3 Methods for Making a Poor Man’s Food Plot – OutdoorHub: Speaking of food plots, here’s some ways to create budget food plots.

Creating Daytime Buck Travel on Your Land – Whitetail Habitat Solutions: Want to see more bucks during dayight? Try these habitat projects to make it happen.

Top-5 Factors Causing Deer Population Declines – QDMA.com: There’s been a lot of talk about declining deer herds this year, and in this piece Kip Adams explores why this trend is occurring.