Tag Archive: Deer

Wild about Deer: Game Processing Workshop

Deer in velvet. Photo by Jennifer Bearden When hunting, food safety begins in the field.  The goal is to have safe meat for you and your family to eat.  Here are a few ways to keep your food safe: Shot placement – that’s right. Food safety begins with an accurate shot. Your goal should be …

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Wild about Deer: Game Processing Workshop November 14

Deer in velvet. Photo by Jennifer Bearden Wild game food safety habits begin in the field.  During hunting season, the goal is to have safe meat for you and your family to eat.  Here are a few ways to keep your food safe: Shot placement – that’s right. Food safety begins with an accurate shot. …

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Deer Nutrition & Management Seminar September 18

UF/IFAS Extension, in cooperation with Fish and Wildlife C Comision (FWC), is presenting a Deer Nutrition & Management Seminar. The seminar will address topics relating to food plots and perennial food sources as well as deer herd management techniques. Anyone interested in better managing the deer, and deer habitat on their property is encouraged to …

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Deer Nutrition Now Can Pay Off in the Fall

  Deer grazing test plots at the NFREC in Quincy. Food plots can benefit deer year round, not just during hunting season.   To the chagrin of hunters across the panhandle deer season has drawn to a close. As the days lengthen and temperatures begin to climb, many of the area’s outdoorsmen (and women) shift …

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Warm Season Deer Nutrition Can Pay Off in the Fall

Deer grazing test plots at the NFREC in Quincy.  Food plots can  benefit deer year round, not just during hunting season. To the chagrin of hunters across the Panhandle, deer season has drawn to a close. As the days lengthen and temperatures begin to climb many of the area’s outdoorsmen (and women) shift their efforts to …

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Deer Feeders Can Hide Trouble!

  Palmer amaranth can reach heights up 10 feet and signal real trouble for hunters, farmers, and land managers. Loaded with numerous small seeds, mature plants and “offspring” are difficult to control. Photo Courtesy of University of Florida / IFAS Deer feeders are common in North Florida, and “deer corn” is sold in multiple markets. …

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Food Plots Can Benefit Deer and Hunter

Deer feeding in test plots at the NFREC in Quincy. Visit your local UF/IFAS Extension office to get soil testing supplies and information. The shortening days and cooling temperatures serve as a reminder to many area sportsmen that deer hunting season is just around the corner. As the season draws near many hunters will be …

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Deer Depredation: A Serious Issue for Okaloosa Farmers

Deer Damage in a Cotton Field in Okaloosa County It has been a rough year for Northwest Florida farmers!  The excessive rainfall has made it difficult to control traditional pests in wet fields.  Add to this frustration a pest that is hard to control in good years, and you have a very disappointing season.  The …

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Deer Antler Abnormalities

Reasons for Abnormal Antlers The reasons for abnormal antler growth often are unknown, and highly speculative. But there are three basic probable causes: The defects are coded in genes, and therefore hereditary. Defects are caused by physiological problems as the result of bodily injury,      parasitism, disease, malnutrition, or other health-related factors, referred to as …

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