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    10 Off-Season Deer Hunting Tips from Heartland Bowhunter

    Editor's note: No. We can’t hunt deer right now. And dang it if it ain’t three or four months until deer season. But there’s still plenty to be done between now and then. The Heartland Bowhunter guys understand that. They get it. Maybe that’s why they kill a lot of...

  • Tips for Introducing Youngsters to Waterfowl Hunting

    Folks make a big deal about introducing children or teens to waterfowl hunting , and rightly so. But that’s often where the advice ends. If we want to recruit newcomers into the full-time ranks of duck and goose hunters, we must do everything to make sure their first experience is...

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7 Pieces of Archery Gear That Will Improve Your Accuracy

Bowhunting is a growing sport. Men, women and kids are flocking to the archery scene. And for good reason, too. It’s fun. It’s educational. And it’s a way to put some healthy meat on the table. My question — who wouldn’t want to do that? And for those of you...


Are Long-Range Bowhunting Shots Ethical?

By: Patrick Meitin When I started bowhunting in the late '70s, bragging up a successful hunt normally involved tales of stealth – cat-like stalking skills resulting in getting "close enough to hit 'em with a rock." In the times we now live in, bragging about bowhunting accomplishments seems more often...


5 Deer Hunters Who Tick Everyone Off

Deer hunters, as a whole, are some of the finest people you’ll ever meet. They are passionate about the game they pursue and truly care about the natural resources that support their outdoor endeavors. When deer hunters get together, whether they’ve known each other 10 years or 10 minutes, good...


How to Stop Trail Camera Theft

Approaching my best treestand recently, I was eagerly looking forward to checking the image counter on my trail camera. It'd been a rough week, bowhunting whitetails in the heart of ongoing rifle seasons (plural) with minimal sightings. I needed a bit of encouragement. A high image count would bolster waning...


18 Tips for Stalking Deer with a Bow

Stalking deer is a serious business. Slipping up on an animal that can smell you from 400 yards, see you from 3/4 of a mile and hear the slightest snap of a twig is tricky business. It takes real skill to accomplish this sort of thing. And that’s why we’re...


13 Crazy Trail Camera Photos

I’ve been running, checking and helping hunting buddies with trail cameras since 2005. Many of you have been running them for much longer. Some for less. Those who've been around the block, do you remember the home-made cameras? Or the ones you had to take to get pictures developed? Like...


12 Tactics to Keep Your Wife Happy During Deer Season

Let me begin by saying this post isn't for everyone. It isn't for those who have wives who hunt. It isn't for those who have non-hunting wives who understand why we go afield, either. Rather, it's for those who have that wife who'd rather see you in one of those...


Ferreting For Beginners

Ferreting has been a popular pest control method for decades. It is a craft that is often passed down through generations and is a highly effective approach to controlling rabbit populations. Professional ferreter, Gavin Dolman, shares his top five ferreting tips for beginners. 1) Treat the ferrets to a good...


3 Super-Easy Waterfowling Skills You Can Acquire Right Now

Admittedly, most waterfowl hunters aren’t thinking too seriously about the upcoming season. We’re busy chasing turkeys or recovering from spring light-goose conservation hunts. That’s no problem, as there’s plenty of time to fix decoys, get our boats purring and fine-tune our retrievers. But during this not-so-serious time months before the...


Small Game Hunting with Muzzleloaders

Is a .32-caliber black powder rifle in your squirrel hunting future?


New Federal Premium Ammunition Hi-Bird Shotgun Load

A new shotgun load always gets the bird hunter in me excited. In anticipation of bird hunting seasons to come, Federal Premium Ammunition announced the release of a new shotgun load. Dubbed "Hi-Bird," it's designed specifically for gunning doves, crows, pigeons and even pheasant hunting. According to Federal Premium Ammunition,...


The Life of a Mature Deer and What It Means for Deer Hunting

We often like to think we have deer figured out. And when it comes to some things, we do. But there are many questions that remain unanswered. Tenzing 3000 Big Game Hunting Pack in Realtree MAX-1 It’s commonly noted that there are deer, and then there are mature deer ...


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