By Mark Kenyon

Welcome to 2013 folks! I’ve got a feeling that it’s going to be a good year and I’m already looking forward to the upcoming season in about 10 months or so! Until then it’s going to be a blur of shed hunting, food plot planting, stand preparation, scouting and so much more. Gotta love the never ending season! That said, our Friday Morning Mashups never ends either, so check out the great blog posts below from across the web!

A Deer For My Dad – Big Buck Zone: A great story that was published in the most recent Outdoor Life magazine features the tale of a hunt for a giant east coast buck and a man’s struggle dealing with his father’s alzeimers.

Guest Blog: Nate Hosies Perfect Season – Brow Tines and Backstrap: Nate Hosie of Headhunters TV filled 9 big game tags this past fall! Here’s the lowdown on how and where he did it.

QDM Results and Observations – W2H contributor Cody Altizer discusses QDM and the importance of learning about your deer herd in his most recent article on

Coyotes and Whitetails – Growing Deer TV Blog: Dr. Grant Woods discusses the issue of coyote predation on deer populations.

How To Frost Seed Food Plots – The tactic of “frost seeding” food plots is detailed in this article. It’s a great way to get your seed in without needing to do major plowing or tilling.