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  • 12 Ways You Can Use Shed Antlers

    Shed hunting has come on pretty strong in the last decade. It’s all the buzz throughout whitetail and even mulie and elk country. And if you do well at it, over time, the bone begins to pile up. In fact, some people I know have whole sheds filled with sheds...

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    10 Ways to Create Better Bedding Cover for Deer

    Deer populations rise and fall. That’s part of the natural cycle of life. But today, it seems we’re on the downtrend throughout much of the country. Is that a bad thing? Yes, and no. In some areas, populations have tanked. In others, they’re increasing. So specific situations will vary from...

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Thoughts on Pass-Shooting Ducks and Geese

Pass-shooting gets a bad name, and it’s easy to see why. For our purposes, let's define pass-shooting as firing at birds as they fly by instead of flushing or working decoys. Often, that practice involves overeager hunters staked out along refuge-boundary firing lines taking long-distance “fliers” at ducks or geese...


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6 Food Plots on a Budget

Food plots serve as a big part of what I do each season. They can be used to feed deer. They can be used to kill deer . It all depends on location, orientation and design. But one thing remains constant regardless of the purpose of the plot : You...


7 Biggest Non-Typical White-Tailed Bucks of All Time

I think it’s safe to say the whitetail is the most adored big game animal on the planet. The number of hunters who flock to the woods each fall in pursuit of these captivating animals is overwhelming. Needless to say, there are a lot of us. Wiley X Rebel Polarized...


Wildlife Officials Kill 30 Deer for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Testing

The ongoing research of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) continues to make headlines. This cervid disease we know so little about threatens wildlife and hunting in general. How big of a threat is it? That we don’t yet fully know. We know it’s a problem. But what we don’t know is...


Getting Real: Recovering Crippled Ducks and Geese

You practice wing-shooting regularly, and use a gun, load and choke that perform well together. Further, you combine calling and decoys to sucker birds sure-kill close and only take ethical shots. Yet some days, that doesn’t always pay off. In fact, during many hunts, some ducks or geese are wing-tipped,...


How to Use Your Four Wheeler for Turkey Hunting

An ATV or Side-by-Side (SxS) can help you cover a lot of ground in a short amount of time. Turkey hunting from a four wheeler in places such as the Tennessee mountain country are almost essential to locate and hunt spring gobblers in hard-to-reach areas using rugged trails along steep...


Turkey Hunting Nation: Top 3 Turkey Hunting States in May

Spring turkey hunting season is never long enough. These three turkey hunting states will give you the chance to finish out the roughly three-month campaign with a bang. Yep, there are other states, for sure – many of us turkey hunt these places, too. When pressed to only select three,...


Monster Bucks Vault: A Giant Idaho 8-Pointer

Idaho isn't known for its deer hunting. But they certainly have them. In this episode of Monster Bucks Vault , a giant 8-pointer from the state goes down. Watch the video above. This buck is a beauty of an 8-pointer. Bonus Read: 15 Monster Bucks from Last Deer Season Then...


How to Kill Pressured Turkeys

Public land. Late season. Mute gobblers. We all encounter these problems. Here’s how to pull out the stops and tag a longbeard that won’t cooperate.


The Chronicles: Turkey Decoy Placement Tips

We're still coming at you with the all-new digital turkey hunting series called The Chronicles . Make sure you check out this week’s episode. It’s loaded with turkey decoying tips and tactics. Click here for more turkey hunting articles, galleries and videos. Follow us on Facebook .


How to Improve Your Hunting Land

After weeks and months of sweat equity, you will eventually begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel. After many long hours of cutting brush, burning, tilling food plots, planting fruit trees and fertilizing natural forage, your final product is ready for you to reap the benefits...


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8 Myths About White-Tailed Deer Fawns

There is still a lot of mystery left in the world of deer and deer hunting. Plenty of questions go unanswered. Many problems remain unsolved. But the great thinkers and researchers of our time (and those who came before) have unearthed a lot of information about the white-tailed deer. Some...


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