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- Can you tell the gender of a deer by their droppings?
- Can body injuries impact a whitetail buck's antler growth?
- Does providing supplemental feed to deer offer more advantages than disadvantages?
- Is the DAI (Deer Activity Index) still available?
- Is it likely deer would be infected with A. Pyogene through the use of protein feeders?
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- What information do you share at Deer Co-op meetings?
- How do you grow big bucks?
- Do you consider hunting behind a high fence fair chase?
- What's the best way to determine if there are too many does on a property?
- Does the GrowingDeer Team help landowners create deer hunting and management plans?
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- How often do you use Roundup to control weeds in Eagle Seeds Big Fellow beans?
- Are soybeans better for deer than clover?
- When should I plant brassicas in Minnesota?
- What food plot blend should I plant considering I'm surrounded by corn and soybean crops on neighboring properties?
- Will clover germinate well if broadcast into CRP fields?
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- Will you help me and my family do a prescribed fire on our land in Wisconsin?
- Would using prescribed fire in planted pines or hardwood produce the browse?
- How long should I wait to cut trees after using the hack and squirt method?
- Should we clear junipers from our land in the Texas Hill Country?
- What herbicide should be used to control Eastern Red Cedars?
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- What herbicide should I use to kill moss?
- Can bush honeysuckle be controlled by the hack and squirt method?
- Is it safe to use glyphosate 100 yards from a spring?
- What do you think about this research from some French scientists about rats eating GMO's.
- What herbicide do you use to kill trees?
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How Old Is This Buck?
- How large of a sanctuary should I create on the 50 acres I hunt in southeast Pennsylvania?
- How do you avoid spooking deer off your property?
- How to approach hunting a new property?
- Do you drive past food plots on the way to hunt?
- How can I get mature bucks to visit the six acres where I hunt in St. Louis County during daylight hours?
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- What should I do to attract deer to my property?
- What habitat improvements do you suggest for the 160 acres I hunt in Quincy, Florida?
- What should I do to improve the quality of cover after a widespread wildfire?
- What practices can be used to improve a 40 acre parcel of land in northern Wisconsin covered with mature trees?
- Do you think tree plots are a good tool?
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