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Now that the season is over, look at the deer and scout out next season

Despite the effects of Hemorrhagic Disease (HD) and the likely lower harvest figures, hunters are beginning to see deer again. It’s as if the deer have a calendar and hunting regulation booklet: they began coming out soon after the season ended and some even before.

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2ND annual Farley Vale Farm Disabled Veterans Deer Hunt a success

Buddy Fines provided me with an update on recent events to include the 2nd annual Farley Vale Farm Disabled Veterans Deer Hunt that took place on December 20th.  

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Last chance on deer for the area

This weekend is the last chance deer hunters roaming our local woods will get for putting up any venison. If data holds true from just before Christmas, our harvest figures are going to look like the stock market when it took a dive several years ago. However, as much as we like to put meat up for the coming months, it is rarely about the numbers of deer

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Coyotes are here to stay

If you venture outdoors or talk to those who do chances are you have heard of coyotes infiltrating the area lately. In fact, they have been here for many years. A few weeks ago, a local farmer, Larry Carr, had his picture in the paper with a coyote he took. In fact, he has killed two that I know of this year. A number of hunters and landowners have taken coyotes this season. In a recent hunt near NSWC a group of hunters took a half dozen coyotes before lunch and

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Small game action fills in for lack of deer hunting

The last half a dozen times I have ventured into the woods I have carried a .22 rifle. While I have not given up on deer hunting, I have read the writing on the wall and realize that seeing a deer is going to require more than a few short walks around the property to get a shot. I decided that when time to carry a firearm is short it might be better spent on taking home some meat however small a package it may come in.

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Hemorrhagic disease

As our deer season progresses, more and more anecdotal evidence and hard facts are coming to the surface regarding our local deer herd. While Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries has not made any statements lately or come to any additional conclusions about the localized effect that the Hemorrhagic Disease (HD) has had on our deer herd, local hunters, many of them long-time hunters with

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