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#4296345 - 06/02/13 10:30 PM Observing and Evaluating Whitetails (the book)
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Awesome book. I know alot of yall have already read it, I just wanted to put this out here if theres anyone who hasn't. I think you could call this a book a must read for anyone, young or old, new to deer management or deer hunting, but I'd still recommend this book to any "seasoned" deer hunter who hasn't read it yet (assuming you're not a biologist). It is full of great info, along with pictures, on aging deer on the hoof with their body characteristics, their behavior, and aging after the harvest. It also covers antler development, the causes of abnormal development, and a few other topics all whitetail hunters would appreciate.
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#4296383 - 06/02/13 10:53 PM Re: Observing and Evaluating Whitetails (the book) [Re: PWT]
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I have it and agree with you.
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#4297075 - 06/03/13 10:46 AM Re: Observing and Evaluating Whitetails (the book) [Re: stxranchman]
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Based on your recommendations, I just bought this book.
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#4297269 - 06/03/13 12:19 PM Re: Observing and Evaluating Whitetails (the book) [Re: syncerus]
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Yep, Amazon just got me too.
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#4297439 - 06/03/13 02:00 PM Re: Observing and Evaluating Whitetails (the book) [Re: EastTexun]
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Whats it run? I have for the most part gone the cheap rout and gathered up good free info when I could but wouldn't mind a new book to read.
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#4297572 - 06/03/13 03:12 PM Re: Observing and Evaluating Whitetails (the book) [Re: redchevy]
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
Whats it run? I have for the most part gone the cheap rout and gathered up good free info when I could but wouldn't mind a new book to read.


It's about 40 new, 30 used. I thought it was worth it, I've read it once and will read it again, at least to reference the aging sections when my trail cams go back out. I'm definitely going to get the kids in the family to read it when they get to start hunting.
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#4298495 - 06/03/13 09:35 PM Re: Observing and Evaluating Whitetails (the book) [Re: PWT]
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Lots of good info in it.
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#6094858 - 12/21/15 12:04 PM Re: Observing and Evaluating Whitetails (the book) [Re: PWT]
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I know this is old thread, but I know the author, Dave Richards. He is a huge outdoors enthusiast and shoots with a Cannon. This is an excellent book. I'm glad to see that others are also enjoying his work.
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#6094866 - 12/21/15 12:10 PM Re: Observing and Evaluating Whitetails (the book) [Re: PWT]
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Excellent resource on all things Texas whitetail. A couple of Mike Bigg's books are very good for aging, as well. There are age progression photos on numerous bucks from 1.5 years through as much as 8.5 years or better.

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#6094883 - 12/21/15 12:18 PM Re: Observing and Evaluating Whitetails (the book) [Re: PWT]
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Dr James Kroll (Dr Deer) has written several good books on the subject. I have them all and recommend. He and Mike Biggs must be friends because the books have a lot of Biggs' work in them.

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#6094885 - 12/21/15 12:19 PM Re: Observing and Evaluating Whitetails (the book) [Re: Hunt Dog]
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Originally Posted By: Hunt Dog
Dr James Kroll (Dr Deer) has written several good books on the subject. I have them all and recommend. He and Mike Biggs must be friends because the books have a lot of Biggs' work in them.

They are good friends.
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#6094943 - 12/21/15 12:57 PM Re: Observing and Evaluating Whitetails (the book) [Re: PWT]
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Biggs is the best
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#6095684 - 12/21/15 08:41 PM Re: Observing and Evaluating Whitetails (the book) [Re: PWT]
Waylay85 Offline
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Registered: 12/04/09
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Loc: Lewisville, TX
Great Book
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#6096828 - 12/22/15 02:23 PM Re: Observing and Evaluating Whitetails (the book) [Re: PWT]
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Great Book! But hard to find - I just got the hard copy for my daughter for XMAS (shhh, she doesn't know yet), and also got the softcover for myself.

It is simply the best book on whitetail I have ever seen.

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#6097442 - 12/22/15 08:14 PM Re: Observing and Evaluating Whitetails (the book) [Re: PWT]
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Great book. I kept it on the coffee table in the cabin. It was well read of the years by all the hunters coming through.
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