Articles by Dr. Dave Samuel

Will Stocking Big Bucks Improve Antler Size?

Stocking Big Bucks In The Wild: Will It Work?

If you took monster bucks from a game farm and released them into the wild, hoping to improve the genetics of the herd, what are the odds for success?
June 20, 2014
Can you take big bucks from a deer farm and release them into the wild, improving the genetics of your herd?
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Are The Biggest Antlers Farther North?

March 23, 2014
As a general rule, whitetail deer in Northern locations have larger bodies than deer in the South. But can the same be said about antler size?
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Where to hunt the biggest deer

March 19, 2014
Out-of-state deer hunters need to know where to go to find the biggest whitetail bucks.
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Understanding and fooling a deer's sense of smell

December 17, 2013
You don’t need us to tell you that a deer’s sense of smell is its primary defense. But what exactly makes a deer’s nose so good?
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The changing world of whitetails

October 15, 2013
With concerns about eating venison, issues with CWD and arguments about antler restrictions, deer hunting has changed since Grandpa’s day.
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Managing Deer Diseases: EHD and CWD

September 23, 2013
Is there anything hunters can do to protect the herd from disease?
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Can deer fight to the death?

March 13, 2013
A bacterial infection of the brain is striking a surprisingly large number of older-age-class bucks. Could they be contracting it indirectly through fights during the rut?
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Understanding deer movement in farm country

October 23, 2012
Knowing how, where and why deer move during all phases of the season will give you clues as to where you’ll find them when you’re out hunting.
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“Inferior” Bucks: To cull or not to cull

October 18, 2012
All this deer management advice about shooting spikes and bucks with wimpy-looking antlers just might be wrong after all.
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The Myth About Pre-Season Sex Ratios

September 24, 2012
You think you’re seeing 8 or 10 does for every buck? Trust us — you’re wrong.
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