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7 Different Deer Taxidermy Options and Their Costs

Taxidermy has a rich history in North America. It’s been part of our deer hunting heritage for hundreds of years. Many people have had deer hanging on their walls for generations. See, deer mounts aren't just trophies as some people falsely believe. They’re preserved memories. They’re something to spark thoughts...


Have You Ever Seen a Melanistic Whitetail?

I was hunting one time in South Texas when I got this text: If you get done early come see me. I know how you like weird deer stuff … I was intrigued, and lucky for me, I shot my buck later that day. The next morning, I showed up...


Hunting with Open Sights

I don’t guess I’ve ever heard a noisier buck. He was tending does in the dark, crashing through the hardwoods and grunting the whole way, even though the calendar said it was too early for that. It was mid-October, and the second morning of the two-day early muzzleloader season. I’d...


The New Hunter’s Guide to Buying Your First Deer Rifle

I’ve longed suspected that a lot of young guys and gals have spent years sitting on the fence about deer hunting. Looks kind of cool on video and social, but is it for me? Then came COVID. Last fall, tired of being cooped up and masked up and intrigued by...


Watch: Doe Comes Running When She Hears Human Baby’s Cries

Moms of all species are hard-wired to respond to their infant’s cries. For one mother deer, that instinct was so strong that she came running when she heard the cries of a baby that wasn’t hers — a human baby. Hanna Burton recently posted a video on TikTok that shows...


What Really Kills Whitetail Fawns?

Quick, what is the No. 1 fawn killer in America? “Coyote!” you squeal. It’s no wonder hunters blame Canis latrans for slaughtering little deer each spring and summer. Most all scientific studies over the past 30 years have documented predation, largely by coyotes, as the leading cause of whitetail fawn...


The 2021 Western Region Deer Hunting Forecast

The West has arguably the best scenery in the nation. Hunters dream of seeing it with gun or bow in hand. And if that’s all you care about, it takes the cake. If you want a nice whitetail, it has loads of Pope and Young-class bucks. Boone and Crockett whitetails?...


The 2021 Midwest Deer Hunting Forecast

Summer is here, and deer season isn’t far off. After contacting every wildlife agency and department of natural resources (DNR) in the region, it’s clear that some states are shaping up quite nicely, while others are lagging. Luckily for you, we’ve sifted through the data to produce in-depth reports. If...


The 5 Best Bullet Styles for Deer Hunting

Today’s gun writers can make a decent living writing clickbait. Any story titled “Top 10 Calibers for (Insert Critter Here)” is about guaranteed to pull readers in and make them argue, and website publishers love that. But the truth is, for killing deer inside 200 yards — where the overwhelming...


4 Things to Know About Whitetail Buck Bachelor Groups

These soft, summer evenings in mid-July and August are when I officially start my scouting for the upcoming deer season . A couple hours before dark, I drive to one of my hunt areas and park where I can see a good piece into a field of low-growing alfalfa, soybeans,...


The 2021 Northeast Deer Hunting Forecast

Deer season is knocking on the door, and it’s time to answer questions people have about the Northeast. Hunters will be pleased to know that things are shaping up quite nicely for the region. Thanks to several consecutive mild winters, solid mast crops, improved management decisions by states, and more,...


The 2021 Southeast Deer Hunting Forecast

Deer hunting in the Southeast isn’t what it once was. It’s now much better. Many southern states have taken aggressive steps — at the urging of hunters — to better manage their deer herds for older bucks and better opportunity. It’s paying off, too, as more monster deer stories are...


Declutter Your Old Hunting Gear

Right now, there’s a flatbed trailer parked in my driveway, stacked high with a magnificent pile of junk. I see an old grill, a mini fridge that hasn’t worked in five years, dull lawnmower blades, and a storm door with broken hinges. I’m almost afraid to write about it, for...


Deer Hunting in Texas

Season Dates (2021 ): The Texas archery season is from October 2 to November 5 for all but two counties. Muzzleloader season runs January 3 to 16 for 90 of 254 counties. In the North Zone, the general season runs from November 6 to January 2, and in the South...


Deer Hunting in North Carolina

Season Dates (2021): Season dates are segmented and vary greatly for different areas of the state. Please check the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission website to confirm season dates. The Grade: C Looking at data over the past 10 years, the harvest of trophy bucks and older age-class bucks in...


Deer Hunting in Arkansas

Season Dates (2021): Arkansas has 20 deer hunting zones, and the season dates and bag limits vary greatly in each one. Some zones won't open as shown below. That said, for most hunters, the statewide opening dates are as follows: Archery season opens September 25. Muzzleloader season opens October 16...


Deer Hunting in Kentucky

Season Dates (2021): While season dates are still tentative as of this writing, archery season is September 4 to January 17. Crossbow season spans September 18 to January 17. Modern firearm is November 13-28. Early muzzleloader season is October 16-17, and late muzzleloader runs December 11-19. Youth weekend is October...


Deer Hunting in South Carolina

Season Dates (2021): Season dates vary greatly by zone and by private or public land. Please check the South Carolina DNR (SCDNR) website to confirm regulations and season dates. The Grade: D Hunting velvet bucks with a gun? That’s a thing down here. Part of the state sees almost a...


Deer Hunting in Tennessee

Season Dates (2021): Season dates vary throughout the state, but things kick off in late August. Archery hunters in Units A, B, C, D, L, and CWD can hunt August 27-29, but it's archery only except for in Unit CWD. Then, archery season runs September 25 to October 29 and...


Deer Hunting in Mississippi

Season Dates (2021): Mississippi is divided into five hunting zones. In the Delta, Northeast, North Central, East Central, and Southwest Units, archery season is October 1 to November 19. Gun season (with dogs) is November 20 to December 1 and December 24 to January 19, and without dogs is December...


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