By Mark Kenyon

It’s a sight I love to see. Little green leaves popping up out of the dirt and duff. The photo above shows my just emerging Whitetail Institute Winter Greens food plot and boy does it get me excited. In the coming weeks this plot and others will grow exponentially up towards the sky, directly in correlation to my ever increasing hopes and dreams for the upcoming season. It’s true, I’m definitely getting the fever and I imagine you are too.

That said, below we’ve compiled a selection of great whitetail related blog posts from across the web that should help you scratch your itch AND become better prepared for the upcoming season. Enjoy the reads, have a great weekend and stay wired to hunt!

National Deer Alliance: Right Move, Perfect Time – Whitetail 365: Scott Bestul shares his thoughts on the newly created National Deer Alliance, and similar to me, is encouraging all deer hunters to join the ranks!

Five Ways to Kill an Indian Summer Buck – Big Buck Zone: Some quick tips for killing an early season buck.

A Few Random Things On Cooking Game – Winchester World of Whitetail: A few interesting tidbits of information and advice on cooking wild game from expert chef Scot Leysath.

Three Double-Lung Treestand Setups – Some smart tips for creating treestand set-ups that lead to better shot opportunities with a bow.

3 Advanced Ground Blind Hunting Tips for Bowhunters – Brow Tines and Backstrap: Will Brantley goes deep into ideas for making the best of ground blind set-ups, also included is a nice short video from Dan Perez of Whitetail Properties on the same subject.

There’s Nothing Wrong With Hunting – Justin Zarr shares an important reminder regarding hunting and how we deal with anti-hunting propaganda.

Got Questions for the Nation’s Newest Deer Group? Fire Away – Whitetail 365: As a follow-up to Scott’s original article on the National Deer Alliance, in this piece Scott answers a few reader questions about the new organization, and then also opens up the comments section for more questions, that NDA Executive Director Craig Dougherty has agreed to answer in an additional article. If you have specific questions about the NDA, here’s an opportunity to get an answer.