By Mark Kenyon

Happy weekend folks! Thank goodness, right? As we try to do each week, we’ve collected together links to some of the best hunting related blog posts from across the web. And today we’ve got updates on the public land transfer movement, a ranking of top whitetail states, trailcam tips and much more. So take a look below, enjoy, and have a great weekend!

A Public Land Manager on How Americans and Their Federal Government Can Work Together – Outdoor Life: Some interesting perspective on the public land battle from a former Forest Service employee.

What’s at Stake in America’s Federal Land Battle – Outdoor Life: And yes, the public land transfer movement is still on the move. Here’s a look at the situation in Oregon, an example of the kind of risks that lie ahead in more areas across the country.

The Top 10 Whitetail Spots for 2017 – North American Whitetail: I’ve written these types of articles before and they are, of course, very subjective. Still, it’s kinda fun to see where each state comes in.

3 Simple Tips to Step Up Your Trail Camera Game – Outdoor Life: Time to get those trailcams out for the summer.

5 Lessons Learned from Bucks I’ve Killed – Realtree: Josh Honeycutt shares a few lessons he’s learned in recent years.

Field Butchering Tips Part 1: Gutting and Quartering vs. the Gutless Method – MeatEater: If you’re going to be heading out west for a hunt any time soon, read this article and the one below …

Field Butchering Tips Part 2: Quartering vs Deboning – MeatEater: The MeatEater crew breaks down a few important techniques for getting your animal out of the field.

The Wishing Tree – Field & Stream: This isn’t hunting related, it’s actually a fishing story. But it’s one of the most beautiful I’ve read in a long time. If you have time today, grab a coffee or a beer, kick back and enjoy one.