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Photo Gallery: From Buttons to Booner

( Editor's Note: This Retro Realtree photo gallery was originally published in October of 2013.) The process of getting a whitetail from the button buck stage to the Boone and Crockett category is a mystical journey that includes a complex assortment of variables. It takes four basic ingredients to produce...


How Coyotes Killed Deer Hunting

I hear it more and more as time goes on. “I’m seeing fewer deer .” That’s something I hate to listen to. Because of the root cause, I know there is no quick fix or simple solution to change it. There are many reasons why hunters might see fewer deer...


Can You Trust Angle Compensating Rangefinders?

Before laser rangefinders were common place in the hunting world, bowhunters had to rely on their ability to judge distance on the fly. Fortunately, todays archers not only have access to rangefinders but models that read and automatically adjust for angle. These modern rangefinders contain small electronic processors that run...


Baiting Big Game

Thousands of hunters across North America rely on baiting for deer , black bears and hogs as a perfectly legal hunting practice. Detractors are quick to call baiting a “lazy” style of hunting, but that's simply not true. Thing is, I’ve been a food-plotter since I was old enough to...


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How to Plant a Food Plot

I’m a deer hunter . Deer hunting is my greatest priority behind God, family, and friends. And it’s because of that undeniable truth that I plant food plots. I want to do everything in my power to help the whitetails I hunt. And I want to do everything I can...


8 Reasons Why Your Kids Won't Be Hunters

I’m going to jump right out there and say that I believe the outlook for our hunting heritage is strong. A stone wall also is strong. And a stone wall can be chiseled away until it crumbles and falls. There are a lot of people with chisels out there trying...


How to Make Your Land Better for Turkey Hunting

If you manage hunting property, whether it’s a 50-acre family farm or a multiple-member lease, wild turkeys likely figure into your plans – at least to an extent. Deer get the most attention, and food plots and improvements intended for deer certainly benefit turkeys. But by specifically managing for turkeys...


Broadhead Selector

Editor's note: This interactive feature was originally published on November 7, 2013.


Matt Stutzman: The Armless Archer

Matt Stutzman on Archery (As told to Tracy Breen) Matt Stutzman is an avid bowhunter and world-record-holding champion archery. And he was born without arms. How does a guy without arms even start shooting a bow? Watch the video and read on. “My parents (who adopted me) never put limitations...


Video: Sound Like Several Geese at Once

My goose sounds started to run together while I practiced the other day. That is, I was trying to mimic two honkers at the same time, but the sounds didn’t seem distinct. Frustrated, I turned to the experts, and a quick search revealed this great video from our good friend...


5 Steps for Curing Buck Fever

You've waited for this moment all year long. The big buck you've been dreaming about is drawing closer by the second, nose to the ground, chasing a hot doe. She angles 25 yards past your setup. You know the moment of truth is imminent, and your adrenaline surges into overdrive...


5 Reasons Why Bowhunters Miss

All of your effort ahead of a hunt is for nothing if you can't make the shot. And yet, so many bowhunters fall apart once a deer is finally in range. Here’s a look at five in-range bowhunting mistakes It happens all the time. Jimmy The Bowhunter climbs into his...


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