By Mark Kenyon

Anyone else a little shocked that we’re already here? For many across the country hunting season is open, and for the rest of us its opening in just a matter of days. We spend months and months dreaming of hunting season and then all of sudden, wow, its here. Not complaining though!

That said, if you’re in need of some last-minute new ideas or advice for your upcoming hunts, we’ve got you covered today with our weekly round-up of the best deer hunting blog posts from across the web. Check out the links below and if you’re hunting this weekend, good luck!

How to Hunt the Opener – Outdoor Life: Should you hunt opening day or not? Randy Birdsong, Jeff Sturgis and Tony Hansen throw their 2 cents into the ring.

When is a Buck Mature Enough to Kill? – Shoot or don’t shoot? QDMA helps you start that decision.

12 Spots Your Trail Cameras Must Be This Season – Solid advice for trail camera placement.

The Rise (and fall) Of The Whitetail Micro-Manager – Petersen’s Hunting: Is the micro-management of whitetail properties a thing of the past? Not likely, but here are a few thoughts on the topic.

Are Vasectomies the Future of Deer Management? – National Deer Alliance: This is happening, I kid you not.

Deer Hunting On Smaller Acreages – OutdoorHub: Dr. Grant Woods offers advice for hunting small properties.

How to Find Huntable Property – Need some last minute new spots to hunt? This might help.

Are You Losing Mature Buck Numbers Where You Hunts? – Whitetail Habitat Solutions: Jeff Sturgis explains why you might lose mature bucks on your property entering the hunting season.

Hunt Swamps and Water for Early Season Whitetails – North American Whitetail: Bernie Barringer’s early season advice.