By Mark Kenyon

It is December 28th and I am staring the end of my whitetail hunting season smack dab in the face. It’s a bittersweet feeling. As I look back on the weeks and months past, I can’t help but relish in the exciting and memorable season I’ve had. But at the same time, I’m pretty reluctant to say goodbye to it! None-the-less, it is the reality of the situation and soon we’ll all be moving on to 2013. With that goodbye though comes plenty of excitement and hope for the new year. So with that said, here’s to a terrific 2012. But may all of our 2013 seasons be even better!

In the meantime though,  read up on some of the great whitetail blog posts below from across the web! Happy Friday and happy early new year!

Shoot Me Down: I Like Antler-Point Restrictions – Whitetail 365: Scott Bestul, a terrific whitetail hunter and writer over at Field & Stream, shares his take on antler point restrictions and why he now supports them.

Shed Hunting 101 – With hunting seasons winding down, it’s almost time to start thinking about shed hunting! Here are some helpful tips for beginners.

EHD Still Killing Bucks – Growing Deer TV Blog: Dr. Grant Woods shares his recent experience of finding another EHD killed buck, and he shares some thoughts on the continued impact of this epidemic.

Wisconsin: 197 2/8” Typical Bow Buck Should Be Fond du Lac County Record – Mike Hanback’s Big Deer: Here’s your buck porn of the day – a giant Wisconsin typical buck. Wow.

Causes of Early Antler Casting – Kip Adams of the QDMA discusses early antler casting (shedding) and why it happens.