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  • Gerald Almy has been a full-time outdoor writer for over 35 years, with articles published in over 200 publications. He has written hunting and fishing columns for many newspapers both in Virginia and Texas, as well as the Washington Post. He has written two books on fishing and contributed chapters to a number of hunting books. He has won many awards for his writing. In 2008, a feature he developed for Field & Stream and wrote for five years called “Best Days of the Rut,” was nominated for a National Magazine Award.

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  • 1 month ago on:
    Wednesday December 19, 2018, 2:15 pm
    Hi Rodney, My favorite conifer for creating areas that break the wind and provide some thermal protection for deer is the white pine. I've used other pines and sometimes spruce and cedar, but it's hard to beat the fast-growing and hardy white pine.
  • 1 month ago on:
    Wednesday December 19, 2018, 2:13 pm
    Hi Rodney,
    My favorite conifer for creating areas that break the wind and provide some thermal protection for deer is the white pine. I've used other pines and sometimes spruce and cedar, but it's hard to beat the fast-growing and hardy white pine.

    These can be purchased at most nurseries if you want a head start with larger ones. But you can get 1 or 2-year old seedlings from most state forest
  • 1 year ago on:
    Tuesday August 15, 2017, 8:47 am
    Hi Frank. Thanks for writing. I'm glad you enjoyed the tips on rabbits. The 12 gauge would throw a "fuller" pattern and help somewhat. And if you need the modified choke for other hunting such as waterfowl, you could certainly harvest rabbits with it