Inside This Issue • Despite his efforts to educate the public on sound deer management, Aldo Leopold realized lessons learned in war can be applied to natural resources. • Ten tips for better bowhunting. • A telemetry study provides a fascinating glimpse into buck behavior before, during and after the rut. • Understanding the processes of meat deterioration will help you make the right move when you must decide when to follow up your shot. • Blood-trailing success hinges on the critical clues left at the scene of the hit. • Research has shown that 3.5-year-old bucks are the key components to successful management programs. • How to design food plots suitable for hunting from ground blinds. • Studies shed light on the effectiveness of vehicle-mounted deer whistles. • Has whitetail management reached a line in the sand? • As antler addiction continues to spread, so do deer-related felonies. • Thinking of picking up a crossbow this year? Follow these tips for success. • An author examines his love of deer hunting and how it relates to the First Commandment.