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10 Tips for Great Deer Pictures

This fall, either in bow or firearms season, maybe you will have the thrill of having a trophy whitetail come walking toward your stand site. If all emotions are controlled, you’ll make the shot and will soon be kneeling beside the buck of your dreams. At other times, kids and...


Chasing November: A New Farm Brute, Last-Chance Missouri Hunt

Mike and Jared hang a new set in the dark and connect on the oldest deer on the farm. Just a day before the opener of the Missouri rifle season, Ben Hampton arrows a good buck. Don't Miss: 20 Deer Hunting Lies Your Granddaddy Told You Are you a deer...


Deer Hunter Grunts Big 8-Pointer Right to the Treestand

Cragg Fitz of "Trained Assassins" is a deer slayer. Point blank. Check out this hunt where he heads to Missouri and grunts in a giant 8-point buck. The action is red-hot. Don't Miss: 20 Deer Hunting Lies Your Granddaddy Told You Are you a deer hunter wanting to learn how...


Michael Waddell Stalks 187-Inch Mule Deer

Colorado is a beautiful state. And it produces some beautiful mule deer, too. Like this one. Check out the buck Michael Waddell put a stalk on in the video above. Don't Miss: 20 Deer Hunting Lies Your Granddaddy Told You Are you a deer hunter wanting to learn how to...


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7 Ways to Not Get Invited Back to Deer Camp

Some of my fondest hunting memories aren’t of hunting at all. They center around deer camp. The camaraderie of friends and family, some distant and seen only for these few days a year. Watching sparks rise from a campfire until they blend with the bright stars of the night sky...


Bill Jordan Hunts Giant Whitetail in Saskatchewan, Canada

Bill Jordan has killed deer all across North America -- Canada included. Here he chases giant whitetails in Saskatchewan, and works hard to get his tag filled. Don't Miss: 20 Deer Hunting Lies Your Granddaddy Told You Are you a deer hunter wanting to learn how to accomplish your goals?...


Heartland Bowhunter's Michael Hunsucker Hunts Reclusive Buck

Deer hunting is full of ups and downs. Heartland Bowhunter's Michael Hunsucker certainly understands that side of the sport. This video explains that. Don't Miss: 20 Deer Hunting Lies Your Granddaddy Told You Are you a deer hunter wanting to learn how to accomplish your goals? Check out our stories,...


Chasing November: Bowhunter Arrows 230-Inch Giant

Caleb Byers arrows an absolute giant he named “The Goat.” After days of tirelessly searching for the buck, Caleb comes up empty-handed. Then, Jim Ferguson arrows a mature Illinois buck that's cruising for does. Don't Miss: 20 Deer Hunting Lies Your Granddaddy Told You Are you a deer hunter wanting...


Bowhunter Arrows Cattle-Pasture Booner from the Ground

Paul Powers of Oklahoma, a pro staffer of the faith-based outdoor show Final Descent Outdoors, prefers to leave the encumberments of treestands and ladder sticks out of the equation. His favorite way to bowhunt is to hike into an area where he thinks a buck will be, and then set...


5 Tips for Deer Hunting in Saddles

Back in the mid-1980s, a tremendous buck lived in the large range of hills near my home in southern Indiana. I knew this because I’d seen the sheds from the massive 12-point that a farmer had found. My problem, however, was that there were few deer in the several-square-mile region,...


What to Say When a Kid Misses a Deer

We heard the buck walking through the crunchy leaves well before we could make him out in the dense fog. Potroast and I were tucked into an open fencerow that separated a block of timber from the adjoining overgrown field. The area in front of us was a thick tangle...


David Blanton's Contact Falls Out and Misses Huge Drop-Tine Mule Deer

Contacts are great. But they can be a pain -- especially when you're stalking a big deer, you're only 40 yards away, and the blasted things pop out of your eyes. But that's exactly what happened to David Blanton on this hunt. Check it out and see how it all...


How to Can Deer Meat

For sportsmen across the nation, freezer space comes at a premium. You can walk into the average outdoorsman’s garage and find an ice chest full of harvests, like big game, waterfowl and fish. It becomes a game of Jenga each fall when you need to carefully remove a package of...


Father-and-Son Hunt Is One for the Books

This hunt is packed with pre-rut action and Steven's father makes a perfect shot on an old buck they were targeting. Don't miss the red-hot action. Don't Miss: 20 Deer Hunting Lies Your Granddaddy Told You Are you a deer hunter wanting to learn how to accomplish your goals? Check...


2,300-Yard Public-Land Mule Deer Stalk

This is Steven Fuller's first western hunting trip and it's on public land in Wyoming. Does he put the biggest stalk of his life on a mule deer buck? Maybe so. Don't Miss: 20 Deer Hunting Lies Your Granddaddy Told You Are you a deer hunter wanting to learn how...


Chasing November: Lone Oak Let Down, Father-Son Best Day

After waiting the whole season, Bill finally crosses paths with the Lone Oak buck. Unfortunately, it is before he is fully set up in the tree. Bill Yost connects with a bruiser of a buck in Missouri. Don't Miss : 20 Deer Hunting Lies Your Granddaddy Told You Are you...


Why You Shouldn't Cull Bucks Based on Small or Weird Antlers

Antler abnormalities are common in the whitetail world, and definitely a topic of interest to deer hunters. But what causes abnormal antler growth? Misshapen antlers can be caused or influenced by an antler injury, a body injury, genetics or simply the animal’s age. Many of us have grown up with...


What to Know About Treestand Safety Harnesses

Safety when hunting aloft should be at the forefront of our thoughts. We owe it to our families as well as ourselves. If you have loved ones who really care about you, then you need to be wearing a full-body safety system. Like most hunters, I’ve got several harnesses stored...


What All Happens When a Buck Tends a Doe

Alright. Alright. Alright. Let the jokes flow forth. Go ahead. Get them all out. We’ll wait. We’re still waiting. You good now? Oops. Sorry. Knew you had one more chuckle-maker in ya. Now to the good stuff. Let’s talk peak rut. So, what really happens when a whitetail buck tends...


Crossbow Hunter Grunts Boone and Crockett Buck Into Range

In 2016, Illinois’ Boden Lee Brandt learned that a big buck was roaming the 140-acre property he’s been hunting since he was 12 years old. The property, owned by a family relative, has a large field bordered by a block of “really good timber,” as Brandt put it. “I know...


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