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  • Watch Lynx Try to Steal Hunter's Deer

    If you know anything about lynx, you know they're a rare sight. Solitary and nocturnal, the elusive lynx is sometimes referred to as "ghost cat" and is seldom seen by human eyes. That's what makes this video of a lynx trying to steal a hunter's deer so cool. According to...


  • Crossbow Hunter Arrows Nasty Non-Typical Deer

    Andy Hudson’s neighbors were excited. All summer, they watched a big non-typical buck graze in their soybeans. They shared the trail camera photos with Hudson. As summer faded to fall, the beans began to dry up and lose their appeal to the large buck. Hudson ran trail cameras in the...


  • Bowhunter Kills Fourth Booner Buck in Five Years

    Central Minnesota resident David Wienhold is no stranger to big deer. Prior to the 2017 season, this 28-year-old bowhunter arrowed three Booner bucks in the past five years on the 500-acre family farm he enjoys hunting. Of those three Booners, the largest stretched the tape to 175-plus inches. But when...


  • Michael Waddell on the Realtree Xtra Camo Pattern

    Realtree camo patterns have been keeping hunters hidden for more than 30 years. Here's Michael Waddell and his thoughts on how effective Realtree Xtra is for deer hunters. Are you a deer hunter thirsty for knowledge? Check out our stories, videos and hard-hitting how-to's on deer hunting . Follow us on Facebook .


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    Deer Season from Behind the Camera Lens

    The 2010 deer season is one I won’t forget. Even though I barely got time to pick up a bow or gun myself that year, I had one of my best seasons ever. I shot photo assignments for clients all across whitetail country, from Montana to Pennsylvania to Kansas. Here’s...


  • Northeast Rut Report: Bucks Are Driving Does to Thick Cover

    With rifle seasons opening in the Northeast, the daylight activity is starting to curtail a bit. Big doe trains and single bucks are the norm when bucks are not locked down with does. Chasing and seeking is still happening, but with less frequency now. Don't Miss: Submit Your Own Rut...


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    The Rut: Inside the Mind of a Rutting Buck

    As summer winds down, daylight hours shorten. This triggers biological and behavioral changes in bucks. Testosterone levels rise. Velvet antlered bachelor groups of summer harden off. Freshly peeled and hard antlered, they begin the transition from seemingly cordial alliances with brotherly sparring to bucks with one purpose — to mate...


  • 7 Reasons Most Bucks Don’t Die During the Rut

    It’s a common misconception that the rut is the best time to kill a whitetail. It can be. But that’s not always the case. Every situation is different. And most bucks survive the big dance. Ultimately, the rut isn’t a fix-all for deer hunters. And while it’s commonly referred to...


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