By Josh Hillyard

Another work week is coming to close and that means one thing, time for the Friday Morning Mashup! We have a roundup of some of the top news stories and blog posts from around the web this past week in regards to deer and hunting. Enjoy and happy shed hunting this weekend if you’re hitting the woods!

Oregon State Land Board Votes to Sell Elliot State Forest – BHA – The Elliot State Forest is 82,000-plus acres that are now being sold off to private entities. This is a somber reminder that public lands are truly under attack and the threat of losing significant tracts of public land is very real.

Where to Find Sheds this Spring – Whitetail Properties – Read up on a few shed hunting tips to help make your #ShedRally 2017 a good one!

Here’s What We Know About Chronic Wasting Disease (and What We Dont) – Outdoor Life – It’s the three letter acronym no deer hunter wants to hear. There is still much to learn about this disease and what sort of impact it will have on hunting now and in the future.

BREAKING: New Non-Typical Whitetail Record Upheld – North American Whitetail – Stephen Tucker’s Tennessee buck is now the biggest non-typical ever killed by a hunter! The final score came in at 312 0/8” after the mandatory dying period.

Ohio Bowhunter Kills Giant 7-Pointer – Midwest Whitetail – Michael Salmons was after this monarch for 5 years and has 4 years of matching sheds!

Will D.C. Finally Show Conservation Some Love in the Federal Budget? – TRCP: Conservation programs are in serious need of adequate funding, will they get it?

Maximizing Your Trail Cam Location Strategy – Whitetail Habitat Solutions: Good advice from Jeff Sturgis on efficient and effective trail cam placement.